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Examination Syllabuses

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures have been taken to collate all previous examination syllabuses, including those for O-levels, CSE, GCSE and 16+, in order that comparative studies may be made.

The GCSE examining groups and the Secondary Examinations Council are responsible for ensuring continuity of standards and for making any comparative studies that may be required. Within the groups, the GCE and CSE boards are specifically charged with ensuring GCSE grades require at least the level of achievement required for the corresponding O-level and CSE grades.