The GCSE Draft Specifications – Some First Impressions from The English and Media Centre

As you will know by now, GCSE specifications will change next year, for first teaching in September 2015. The English and Media Centre will be running courses in the autumn term to support you in choosing a specification (further information at the bottom of the page), as well as publishing resources. In the meantime, in…

Latest News on English GCSE Changes

Michael Gove, Ofqual and the DfE announced on 1st November the final versions of the GCSE criteria for first teaching in September 2015 and first examination in June 2017. The key features for English are: Grading will now be numerical, with 9 being the highest score and 1 the lowest. English will be examined as…

EMC’s Discussion of DfE GCSE Draft Criteria for Language and Literature

GCSE Curriculum Reform Consultations EMC’s Discussion Points 19th June 2013  Also available from the Home Page of our main website: http://www.englishandmedia.co.uk There are 2 separate consultations: 1.  OFQUAL on the regulatory aspects of the changes to GCSE, including tiering, grading, assessment, regulation and so on. – 3rd Sept deadline 2. DfE on proposed subject content and…