However, the continuing decline of modern foreign languages and the growing divide in performance between boys and girls at the top grades are worrying trends. Qualifications that are not reformed will cease to be available. They replaced the former CSE and O-Level qualifications, uniting the two qualifications to allow access to the full range of grades for more students.
The exact qualifications taken by students vary from school to school and student to student, but schools are encouraged to offer at least one pathway that leads to qualification for the English Baccalaureaterequiring GCSEs in English language, English literature, mathematics, 2 science GCSEs, a modern or ancient language, and either history or geography.
The new qualifications are designed such that most exams will be taken at the end of a full 2-year course, with no interim modular assessment, coursework, or controlled assessment, except where necessary such as in the arts.
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In addition, there are several subjects where only one board offers qualifications, including some that are only available in one country of the UK for that reason.
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Some subjects will retain coursework on a non-assessed basis, with the completion of certain experiments in science subjects being assumed in examinations, and teacher reporting of spoken language participation for English GCSEs as a separate report.
Controversies Although the government remains committed to the GCSE examination system, recent years have seen growing numbers questioning its continued relevance.
At the other end of the scale, headteachers in many independent and grammar schools complain that GCSEs do not stretch their more able pupils. Other subjects, especially religious studies, computer science, or physical education, may be compulsory in some schools as these subjects form part of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 4.
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