GCSE numerical grading
GCSEs are changing. Below is an overview of what is happening:
- GCSE grades are changing from letters to numbers.
- New GCSEs will be graded 9–1, instead of A*–G.
- The new system aims to provide more differentiation, especially among higher achieving students.
- 9 will be the top grade (set above the current grade A*), and 1 will be the lowest.
- 4 will be roughly equivalent to grade C.
- 7 and above is roughly equivalent to grade A and above.
- The top 20% of those awarded a 7 or above will be awarded a 9.
- Students will first receive the new numerical grading system in August 2017 for English language, English literature and mathematics.
- By 2019, all GCSE results will be using the new system.