Ofqual today announced the 'tightening' of GCSEs in English literature, mathematics, history and geography.
In response, Mark Dawe, OCR Chief Executive, said: "OCR strongly believes that courses and their examinations should be designed to encourage students to cover the whole of the syllabus. We have long argued for approaches that support breadth in learning and our close work with Higher Education has further convinced us of its importance. We are pleased that all the exam boards are working with Ofqual to ensure this happens in all cases. Although this work may result in some changes, we expect that, by and large, good teachers are unlikely to see much change in their practice."