Consultation on GCSE Reform

This consultation covers the changes being made to current GCSE specifications in England. The specifications are to be made linear rather than modular, and greater account will be taken of spelling, punctuation and grammar in some subjects. The consultation asks specific questions on how these changes will be implemented.

Read the consultation

The consultation is available to view online.

Alternatively you can download a copy in PDF format, Consultation on GCSE Reform [PDF, 342KB].

Respond to the consultation

This consultation has now closed to responses.

Findings of this consultation

We consulted on the changes between September 26 and November 4, 2011. A total of 1,261 responses were received. There was broad agreement to the approach set out in the consultation document. Download a summary of the responses.

Read our statement regarding the changes that will be made to GCSEs in England for teaching from September 2012.