GCSE’s will be a lot harder “more challenging course content”
By making GCSEs more demanding, more fulfilling, and more stretching we can give our young people the broad, deep and balanced education which will equip them to win in the global race
Michael Gove told the House of Commons.
New GCSE Grading Structure
This new system will track the progress of pupils from the end primary school to the end of secondary school.
Progress 8 measure in detail
New Government benchmark
At age 16, we think most pupils can and should achieve an average of a Grade 5 in their attainment 8 subjects and this will be the new benchmark of national success.
The government’s goal for 2030 is 75% of students to achieve this, as opposed to the 35% who achieved this in 2014.
Spoken language in new GCSE English language
The Government has introduced a new Spoken English Language component to the GCSE English Language. It will be graded but will not contribute to the final GCSE grade.
Assessment of speaking skills
Summary of Changes to GCSE Languages
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Modern Language GCSE subject content
Communicate with native speakers through speaking and writing.
GCSE curriculum also aims to give students insights into other cultures and giving them a new way to view the world.