Why are GCSEs in England changing?
We are committed to driving the highest standards in schools. That’s why we have revised our GCSE qualifications in England to make them more demanding. We have done this so our young people have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in 21st century Britain, and to match those of their peers in high-performing education systems elsewhere in the world.
The new, more challenging GCSEs will help young people develop the skills that employers tell us they need.