2018 is the most significant year of GCSE reform, with 17 new GCSEs being awarded for the first time. This follows the introduction of the first awarding of 9-1 grades in the reformed English language, English literature and maths GCSEs in summer 2017.
ASCL's Curriculum and Assessment Specialist Suzanne O'Farrell has produced four information papers containing likely FAQs to assist school leaders, teachers, parents and pupils about this summer's results.
ASCL member and headteacher David Blow also prepared technical guidance for the results in 2017 which models likely outcomes for the reformed GCSE English and maths exams.
ASCL's Head of Public Relations Richard Bettsworth has produced an information paper to support school and college leaders when providing parents, carers and local communities with useful information, and when responding to media interest.
Click on the PDFs below to download each paper as required:
The GCSE Factsheet provides an outline of the new GCSEs, introduced in 2017, which you may wish to share when dealing with queries.
You may also be interested in our paper Curriculum and assessment: 101 ideas to support planning
ASCL members can also access our guidance paper A Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs 2018: Requesting reviews of marking and making appeals