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The new GCSEs

How are you going to tackle the changes?

In 2016, new GCSEs were introduced for Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship Studies, Computer Science, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Dance, Drama, French, Geography, German, History, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies, Science (Double Award), and Spanish First exams will be sat in 2018.

We know this is a busy and difficult time for you so we've put together this information to help you manage the changes.

What do the changes mean for you?

The changes vary according to level and subject so we've compiled a list of subject-specific FAQs, summaries of key changes and a selection of useful links.

How can we help?

If you're looking for new resources to support you through the changes, we've published new GCSE resources for Biology, Chemistry, French, Geography, German History, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies, Science (Double Award) and Spanish for a range of exam boards - see below for more information. These are all available on free inspection.

You can also arrange an appointment with your local Educational Consultant who is always happy to discuss your specific needs with you.

New GCSE resources


A brand new course with problem solving and assessment at its core

AQA GCSE English

Designed with a focus on engagement, skills development and exam preparation

AQA GCSE Science Third Edition

New updated editions for the AQA (9–1) specifications

Oxford AQA GCSE History

Trusted expert support for the new 2016 AQA specification

AQA GCSE Geography

A genuinely student-friendly approach, with rigorous coverage of the spec


2016 edition of our AQA GCSE French course

Edexcel GCSE Maths

This differentiated course stretches and challenges students of all levels

OCR GCSE English Language

Brand new resources written by an experienced and trusted author team