Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

GCSE Reforms

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

GCSE Reforms

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Ofqual has produced a set of guidelines for the new GCSEs. There will be a new grading scale of 9 to 1 (with 9 being the highest grade). This presumably means that, until all the new GCSEs are in place, the A*-E grading will co-exist with the new 9-1 scale. Assessment will be at the end of the course and will be predominantly by examinations, other types of assessment will only be used where they are needed to test essential skills. The content will be made more demanding than existing courses. There will be no November re-sits other than in maths and English.

It would be helpful to get members' views to help shape the new GCSE business studies course. Here are some trigger questions you might like to consider but any views would be gratefully received.

* What is the purpose of GCSE business studies? (for example, is it to prepare students for A level, develop their interest in business, develop enterprise and employability skills? …

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