New GCSEs will be Graded 9–1

New GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 5 considered a good pass and grade 9 being the highest and set above the current A*. The new system is intended to help provide more differentiation, especially among higher achieving students.

The grades will be given for the first time in 2017 exam results, for specifications that first started teaching in 2015. By 2019, all GCSE results will be using the new system.

Ofqual consultation

Ofqual is currently consulting on GCSE changes and is seeking views on its proposals below:

  1. Ofqual has proposed changes to how it will set grades 8 and 9 for English Language, English Literature and Maths
  2. It will also decide whether to extend those changes to all other subjects from summer 2018.

This consultation runs until the 17 June, and we hope to know more from Ofqual about GCSE grading later this year.

Courtesy of aqa.org.uk to view the information on their site please click the link below.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/policy/gcse-and-a-level-changes/9-1