It was an honour to be invited to speak about the new GCSEs at the annual ISMLA conference which took place yesterday, Saturday 30th January 2016.
When invited many months ago, I fully expected to be in a position to be able to do a thorough objective comparison of four approved examination boards specifications. However, only one has so far been approved.
I therefore concentrated on outlining the following three areas:
1) The context for the change
2) The subject content, subject conditions and subject guidance as laid down by Ofqual and the DfE
3) The possible 'variables' which may influence school choice of exam board once approved.
I have made a pdf version of the presentation here which you can download and I am doing a 'webinar' where I will repeat the talk on Sunday 7th February 15:30 - 16:30.
Once all specifications have been approved I will update a very detailed grid which I have already produced and share it.
I hope this is useful.