Yes formula sheets to be provided. Grade boundaries to be set after all papers marked so we cannot say anything.
"GCSE students in England will get formulae and equations in their maths and science exams under plans to limit the impact of Covid. The Department for Education (DfE) has asked the exams regulator, Ofqual, to extend the extra support for another year. Most students due to sit exams next summer were in Year 7 when the first national lockdown was introduced. Teaching unions have welcomed the proposal, which is being consulted on. The DfE said it would mean "enhanced formulae and equation sheets" for students in maths, physics and combined science GCSEs."
Do they really plan to give us formulae sheets in 2024? And what will happen to grade boundaries?
About formulae sheets - it's not yet decided.
Ofqual is currently consulting with stakeholders on whether to provide additional support for the 2024 cohort of GCSE students. The consultation will run for two weeks, starting on November 16th. Once the consultation has concluded, Ofqual will make a decision on whether to provide additional support.
Now - about grade boundaries.
Ofqual is planning to restore the grading system to its pre-pandemic state, with grade boundaries aligned to the 2019 standards. While the exact grade boundaries will not be determined until after the exam results are released, Ofqual will not lower the boundaries further in an effort to improve statistics. Instead of that, the grading will return to the standard that was implemented before the pandemic.