At the beginning of March 2014 the Minister of Education, John O'Dowd, MLA, announced the way forward for qualifications in Northern Ireland. As a result,our programme to revise GCE specifications is now underway:
- Our revised GCE specifications will be available to centres in advance of first teaching in September 2016.
- We will also revise our GCSE portfolio. This programme will start in 2015. The specifications will be available to centres in advance of first teaching in 2017.
As GCSEs and A levels are changing, there are differences in these qualifications across Northern Ireland, England and Wales. To find out more about these changes and what we are doing to ensure that our qualifications remain highly respected and valued, please read this article.