GCSE, AS and A Level reform (England)

This House of Commons Library briefing provides an overview of the extensive reforms to GCSE, AS and A level qualifications undertaken by the Coalition and Conservative Governments.

GCSE 9 to 1 grading: new two-tier pass rate

Education Secretary writes to the Education Select Committee about the GCSE grades 9 to 1.

Summary of changes to GCSEs from 2015

Details on the new GCSEs taught from 2015, 2016 and 2017

16 to 19 Funding: how it works

An overview of how post-16 funding is calculated.

March 2017: a new agency will provide joined-up education and skills funding: Education and Skills Funding Agency (a merger of the Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency).

House of Commons Library FAQs: Academies and free schools

This Commons Library research briefing answers FAQs about academies and free schools in England. Topics covered include: academy conversion; school places; SEN provision; academy land disposal and sale; funding; and accountability.

16 to 18 minimum standards for 2016

Information on the minimum standard measure applied to all schools and colleges for 16 to 18 year olds.

Schools: Statutory guidance

Comprehensive overview of statutory documents and guidance for schools