Since their introduction in September 2015, new GCSEs in English and Maths are now being taught in all schools in England and this new approach is now being rolled out across most other subjects.
For our current Year 11 (academic year 2017/18), this means they will be receiving a grade of 9 to 1 (instead of A* to G) at the end of their GCSE courses. Assessments of GCSE courses will, therefore, be made using the new 9-1 grade system detailed on the image below. There are a few exceptions to this: Business, Child Development, Graphics, Media, Resistant Materials, Sociology and Statistics, which are still using the old A*-G grades and accordingly, assessment in these subjects will be made using the A*-G grades on Grade Cards and Reports.
For Years 7-10, all GCSE courses will be assessed and examined using the new GCSE 9-1 grades.
Some courses, including BTECs use different codes and these appear in brackets after the subject name on the Grade card and Reports. Please note that all BTEC subjects’ grades are Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE 5+ or C+), with the exception of the following: L1P, L1P1, L1P2, L1P3, all of which are Level 1 grades.
For more detail and answers to questions frequently asked questions by parents, please click here.
Please also click on the image below: