Education Committee - Eighth Report
From GCSEs to EBCs: the Government's proposals for reform

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 29 January 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Coherence and purpose of reforms

3 The GCSE brand

4 A dual system

5 Administration of examinations

6 The impact of a step change in standards

7 Addressing under-achievement

8 Timetable and risks of proposed reforms

9 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Standards and grade inflation

100% external assessment

Proposals for English and mathematics post-16

Statement of Achievement

Annex: Note of informal seminar held on 20 November 2012

Appendix 1: Memorandum submitted by the Department for Education

Appendix 2: Written evidence submitted by Pearson

Appendix 3: Written evidence submitted by SCORE

Appendix 4: Written evidence submitted by Dr Terry Lamb, University of Sheffield

Formal Minutes


List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral Evidence (HC 808-II)

05 December 2012


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