OfQual: The assessment of practical work in GCSE science

View the consultation here.

Read the EPC’s response here.


This consultation sets out proposals for how practical work in new GCSE science qualifications due to be taught from 2016 should be assessed.

This is a consultation about the assessment of practical work in GCSE science. These qualifications will be first taught in September 2016.

The consultation covers the subjects:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • combined science

This is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.

This consultation ran from December 2014 to January 2015.

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