Times Educational Supplement (Friday 20 July 2012, No. 5002, p.16) published ‘The leaked timetable for the introduction of new qualifications’:
Summer 2012 Exam boards are due to bid for franchises to run exams in English, maths and science.
By Christmas 2012 Winning exam boards are expected to be announced.
September 2013 Final cohort of pupils will start GCSEs.
September 2014 O level-style courses in English, maths and science will begin.