GCSE Grades are changing – Are you aware of what the new grading system actually means.
If you use GCSE grades to assess your potential job applicants you may start to see a difference in the grades being achieved from June 2017, with a new 9 to 1 grading scale replacing the traditional A* to G grades. This will initially start with English and maths and then move to all subjects over the next couple of years.
The new grading system has more grades at the higher end of the scale to allow greater differentiation for the highest achievers and the new grades relate to more challenging content which has been designed to better prepare learners for work.
The new grade 7 is aligned with the bottom of the current A- grade leaving learners the option to obtain two grades higher with the new grade 9 being awarded to fewer learners than currently achieve an A*.
Grade 4 is aligned to the current grade C, which is the minimum standard for a level 2 English and maths qualification. This will meet the level 2 requirement in apprenticeship frameworks and also the required standard that every learner should work towards.
Further information regarding these changes can be found by following this link.