GCSE Grading Reform

Reformed GCSEs have been introduced gradually over three years such that by Summer 2019 all students nationally will achieve grades 1-9 (instead of A* to G) in all GCSE Qualifications.

  

 

 

Ofqual will use a statistical method (known as comparable outcomes) to ensure that:

·         broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as previously achieved a grade C and above

·         broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 7 and above as previously achieve a grade A and above

·         the bottom of grade 1 will be aligned with the bottom of grade G

·         grade 5 will be awarded to around the top third of students gaining the equivalent of a grade C and bottom third of a grade B.

·         The Department for Education has defined a grade 5 as a ‘strong pass’ and a grade 4 as a ‘standard pass’.

To find further information about the timing of the changes to each subject, visit the government's website here.

 

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