Top facts about the new GCSEs

Facts about the new GCSEs

The first exams for new GCSEs in English language, English literature and mathematics were sat in 2017.  An additional 20 new GCSE subjects will have their first exams in 2018.  All GCSE subjects will be revised for courses starting by 2018 and examined in 2020.  Between 2017 and 2019, GCSE exam certificates will have a combination of number and letter grades.  By 2020 exam certificates will contain only number grades.

DfE have recently published a short guide for parents and carers.