Gove ready to replace GCSE with new ‘I level’ in London
GCSEs are to be replaced by new “I levels” with a grading system between 1 and 8 in the most fundamental reforms to qualifications at 16 for a generation.
Coursework will disappear from formal assessment in all core exams other than science, for which teachers will allocate 10 per cent of marks for practical experiments.
Opportunities to re-sit new qualifications will be severely curtailed, with all end-of-course examinations taken in the summer, other than English and maths exams in November. Teenagers could therefore only resit most exams a full year later aged 17.