This section contains the latest news, press notices and information on GCSEs.
The Schools White Paper: The Importance of Teaching, set out a radical reform programme for the schools system in England . It included the Government’s plans for restoring confidence in GCSEs rigorous and valued qualifications.
Further information about A Levels and GCSEs can be found on the Directgov website.
Ofqual, the independent regulator, is responsible for monitoring qualification standards. Visit the Ofqual website for more information.
Information on short-term reforms announced by the Secretary of State on 26 June 2011.
General article 28 June 2011
Congratulations from Nick Gibb to the GCSE students collecting their exam results today.
News 25 August 2011
Schools Minister Nick Gibb responds to the Education Select Committee's report on the English Baccalaureate.
News 28 July 2011
Comment from Schools Minister Nick Gibb on statistics showing outcomes for 19-year-olds in England in 2010.
News 07 July 2011
Parents can from today see how every single secondary school in England performs in each GCSE subject. This will help families choose the right school for their children.
Press notice 31 March 2011
GCSE and equivalent qualification results, broken down by different pupil characteristics such as gender, free school meals eligibility and ethnicity.
Press notice 16 December 2010
Read the School Minister's comments and access the provisional results.
News 21 October 2010