GCSE British Sign Language (BSL) proposed subject content

Closed 8 Sep 2023

Opened 15 Jun 2023


We're seeking views on the proposed subject content for a new GCSE in BSL.

Why your views matter

We have worked with experts and stakeholders to develop subject content for a new GCSE in BSL. The GCSE aims to provide a knowledge rich, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. The primary focus of the GCSE is language study. Pupils will be required to comprehend BSL, produce signs accurately and interact using BSL. Pupils will also develop an understanding of the history of BSL.

Findings from this consultation will be taken into account when finalising the subject content.

A link to the related government consultation document, the proposed subject content and the equalities impact assessment (a written and BSL video version) can be found under the 'related' header below.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Education
  • GCSE subject content