GCSE's New Grading 9-1


Nine top facts you need to know

Information for Students, Employers and Parents


9. Changes are taking place in England. The main difference is the new grading system to the GCSEs

8. The new grading structure changes the current A-G grading to a new scale, 9-1 (9 being the highest grade)

7. Results in August 2017 will see students have the 9-1 results in English Language, English Literature and Maths. All other subjects will show grades in the A-G structure

6. Another 20 subjects will be in the new grading for results day 2018

5. During the transition, students will receive a mixture of letter and number grades

4. These changes are to signify that the GCSE’s have reformed and they will better

3. Ofqual suggests that the minimum pass grade of a C, will convert to a 4

2. Students that don’t achieve a 4 (or higher) in their GCSEs will be required to continue studying in their post-16 education to reach this requirement

1. Ofqual have produced a comparison chart, comparing the old structure of grades to the new 9-1 structure. Ungraded will stay the same in both structures



Please Note: Ofqual have published this comparison table where they have matched up the old structure to the new one.

This is a rough guide however; as the new structure aims to change the grading, not simply replace the old one.

Source: Ofqual - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon


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