Why have GCSEs in England changed?
We are committed to achieving the highest standards in our schools. That’s why we have changed GCSEs in England to make them more demanding. The new GCSEs are better equipping young people with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in 21st century Britain, and match the best performing education systems in the world.
The new, more challenging GCSEs will also help young people develop the skills that employers tell us they need.
The new qualifications are the result of a long and careful process of reform, which involved extensive consultation with schools, universities and employers.