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Ofqual ruling for all GCSE exams series from November 2013
From November 2013, all learners must certificate, or cash in, their GCSE unit results in the same session that the units are sat.

Announcement from DfE on reforming the accountability systems for 14- to 16-year-olds in secondary schools
On 14 October 2013, the government responded to the consultation on reforming the accountability system for secondary schools.

Update on maths and English provision in post-16 education
Proposals announced to improve post-16 numeracy and literacy, and increase the uptake of reformed GCSEs in these subjects.

Withdrawal of Applied GCSEs from 2017
As part of the government’s GCSE reform, we're withdrawing the option of Applied GCSE for learners from 2017.

GCSE Astronomy consultations now open
GCSE Astronomy qualifications will be redeveloped for first teaching from September 2017.

GCSE Business consultations now open
GCSE Business qualifications will be redeveloped for first teaching from September 2017.

GCSE Digital Communication pilot is ending
Our successful pilot for GCSE Digital Communication comes to an end in summer 2015.

New Edexcel GCSE (9–1) History accredited for first assessment in summer 2018
Our new Edexcel GCSE (9–1) History qualification has been accredited by Ofqual for first assessment in summer 2018.

New Edexcel GCSE (9–1) Geography accredited for first assessment in summer 2018
Our new Edexcel GCSE (9–1) Geography qualification has been accredited by Ofqual for first assessment in summer 2018.

GCSE Citizenship Studies accredited
We're delighted to tell you that Ofqual has accredited our new Edexcel GCSE Citizenship Studies qualification, for first teaching in September 2016.

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