Our response to the GCSE reform consultations

Here’s our comment on the Department for Education and Ofqual's consultations into the reform of GCSEs.

A Pearson spokesperson said:

"Pearson has fully engaged with the Department of Education and Ofqual to determine the right format for the reformed GCSE examination. We agree with both organisations that a change to the grading structure is needed, to ensure that new examinations can be clearly differentiated from the current standard."

On the removal of coursework/controlled assessment:

"Reducing the role of coursework and controlled assessment will help improve public confidence in GCSEs, and this is in the interests of learners. However, young people in all high performing education systems increasingly demand those broader skills important for success in employment, and in higher education. We will continue our work in the UK and around the world to find new ways to rigorously and reliably assess these skills."