Important Information from Ofqual regarding GCSE Grading Structure
GCSE grades are changing
GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English Literature, English Language and Maths were the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities demands.
In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a Grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students
To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or Google "ofqual 9 to 1 postcard". More information about when subjects will switch to the new grades is available on the Ofqual website here.
Reviews of Centre Assessed Marking
External Exams Contingency Day 2019
We have been informed by the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications), who are the providers of regulations and examination practices across the UK, that they are planning to designate Wednesday 26 June 2019 as an Exam Contingency Day. The designation of a 'contingency day' within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations.
We have been asked to remind candidates sitting external exams that they must remain available up to and including Wednesday 26 June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.
GCSE Examinations Timetable Summer 2019 (15/02/19 - may be subject to change)
Post Results Services
Request for Priority Script (to inform decisions about requesting a review of marking)