New GCSE grades (9-1)
In summer 2017, students’ GCSE English and GCSE Maths exam results will be graded from 9 – 1 instead of from A* – G. From summer 2019, all GCSE subjects will be graded this way.
Why is the current system changing?
The new GCSEs, which will begin teaching in September 2015, are intended to be more challenging.
The changes to the grading system will help to provide more differentiation between the highest and lowest performing students, and the standard for a ‘good pass’ is slightly higher than before.
Watch AQA’s 9-1 grading animation for an overview of what these changes will mean.