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GCSE: Nature Conservation

Question for Department for Education

UIN 59180, tabled on 12 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he will introduce a natural history GCSE; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

22 June 2020

The exam board OCR has launched a consultation to gather views on what people think should be in a proposed GCSE in natural history. The Government has not made any commitment to introducing a GCSE in natural history, but we have indicated that we would consider any proposal put forward. Any such proposal would need to meet the same high standards and regulatory rules that we and the independent qualifications regulator Ofqual require from all GCSEs.