The department is continuing to work closely with subject experts to develop draft subject content for a British Sign Language GCSE. We are also working with Ofqual to ensure the subject content can be assessed appropriately. We are aiming to consult publicly on the draft subject content in early 2022.
Once final subject content is published, it will be for individual exam boards to decide whether to develop a GCSE in British Sign Language, which would then need to be accredited by Ofqual. It is not possible at this stage to know how long that process might take and, therefore, when a new GCSE might be introduced.