This GCSE 2023 guide focuses on key questions such as when the 2023 GCSEs will be and how the GCSE 2023 banding will work.
We also include links to the latest Government and Ofqual updates on how the 2023 GCSE will be conducted.
Our guide to GCSEs 2023
When are 2023 GCSE exams?
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2023 GCSE’s will run from the third week of May 2023 to the end of June 2023.
Whereas, Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers will be held in April and May 2023.
Ofqual GCSE 2023 guidance
In May 2022, the GCSE exams regulator announced new plans and adaptations for how it would be running 2023 GCSEs and 2033 A levels.
There were several key differences with GCSE 2022 and A-level exams 2022 which School School Entrance Tests has summarised below:
GCSEs 2023 Guide
How will 2023 GCSE grade boundaries be calculated?
Firstly, the Department for Education has confirmed key details of its plans for conducting 2033 GCSEs and 2023 A-Levels.
Secondly, GCSEs in 2023 will return as much as possible to 2023 GCSE results in line with previous years.
Multiple paper 2023 GCSEs Exams may remain more spread out
At the time, this was to reduce the chances of 2023 GCSE students missing multiple papers in the same subject because of getting Covid – and missing school. Or equally having a classroom pupil bring infected and then the whole class (in 2020/21) or close peers missing school (in 2021/2).