“ Under the subject areas you will find a very brief outline of the exam course. Some are referred to ‘New Spec’ courses and some as ‘Legacy’.
New Spec refers to those exam courses that start in 2016 and are different in content, assessment and grading (using the 9-1 GCSE grading system).
Maths and English started their New Spec a year early in 2015. All of the New Spec briefings have been added.
Legacy courses are the old style GCSE’s that already started in 2015 ready for summer 2017 exams.
In line with government policy, there will be a freshwave of New Spec exams starting in 2017 (examined in 2019) in subjects such as Sociology, Psychology and Astronomy – details of these have yet to be released”