Why are GCSEs in England changing?
We are committed to achieving the highest standards in our 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 qualifications are the result of a long and careful process of reform and involved extensive consultation with schools, universities and employers.
The new, more challenging GCSEs will help young people develop the skills that employers tell us they need.