GCSE Grading System 2017

THE NEW GCSE GRADING SYSTEM

Everything is changing. Not only technological advances, but even GCSE Grading Systems! As if GCSEs weren’t difficult enough!

Beginning of 2017, the new system was introduced. School-leavers of 2017 will see not only letters but numbers on their result transcript. The grading system is only being applied to Maths and English courses (Language and Literature) the first year and progressing into other subjects for the following two years.

The system will work like a scale, and results will be ranked 1-9, with 9 being the highest grade. This system is only being put into practice in England.

Over the next few years, grades will be fully graded in numbers. This grading system will identify a clearer potential of students. It has more grade classifications, which will minimise the handouts of grades which would have once been A*s, and separating them into two different classifications. This may be disappointing for some students, but during applications, it is clearer for employers. Still confused? Check out our conversion table below.

New Grading Structure

Current Grading Structure

9
A*
8
A*
7
A
6
B
5
B
4
C
3
D
2
E/F
1
G
U
U

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