GCSE 9 to 1 grades: a brief guide for parents - The Ofqual blog
Why do we need a new grade scale for GCSEs? so the exam boards use statistics to help set grade boundaries, so that, for example, This link states that GCSE results are out on 16th August – that is the date for A Levels. GCSES in England have changed over the past year. GCSE results day This year the grade boundaries are different (Image: GETTY). I am currently in Year 11 and due to sit my GCSE's in summer . marks awarded so they have compiled a lot of date to estimate boundaries. What do you think English language grade boundaries for aqa this year are.
The new grade scale makes it clear to everyone that students have studied the new GCSEs.
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- GCSE 9 to 1 grades: a brief guide for parents
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Do all GCSE subjects use the new grade scale? The reform has been phased over a number of years and it will take until summer for all reformed GCSE subjects to move to the new grade scale.
However, most of the subjects taken in large numbers by students will be graded from 9 to 1 this summer: GCSEs graded 9 to 1 in How do the new grades relate to the old ones? We have designed the grading so that there are comparable points at key grades. The bottom of a grade 7 is comparable to the bottom of the old grade A, the bottom of a new grade 4 is comparable to the bottom of the old grade C, and the bottom of the new grade 1 is comparable to the bottom of the old grade G.
We have been clear to employers, universities and others that if they previously set entry requirements of at least a grade C, then the equivalent now would be to require at least grade 4. Comparing old GCSE letter grades to new number grades Will my child be disadvantaged taking these new exams?
We know that it takes a few years for teachers and students to get used to new qualifications. There are fewer past exam papers for students to practise on, fewer teaching resources available, and teachers are not as familiar with the new qualifications as they were with the old ones.
In fact, research from exams watchdog Ofqual found earlier this year that more than some 23 per cent of employers wrongly believed that 1 was the top grade, compared with 64 per cent who correctly stated that 9 was.
GCSE Grade Boundaries - The Student Room
Meanwhile, eight per cent of universities also thought that 1 was the top grade, along with six per cent of headteachers, the poll found.
The proportion rose to 16 per cent among parents. The changes to GCSE grades are a step in the right direction - but we need to go further Much of the confusion has centred around which grade is the equivalent of a 'C', which provides the golden ticket into many sixth form colleges and apprenticeship programmes.
At the same time, however, a grade 4 would be sufficient to avoid compulsory English and Maths re-sits. This left schools and sixth form colleges scratching their heads - which is the long-recognised golden ticket into sixth-form college, a 4 or a 5?
A survey of sixth form schools and colleges carried out by UCAS last year found widespread disagreement on what constitutes a satisfactory pass the equivalent of a grade C required by most for entry. Indeed, the chief regulator at Ofqual last year warned that deserving children could miss out on courses and apprenticeships if the new numerical grades are not understood by businesses and colleges that set entrance requirements.
Justine Greening was forced to step in to end confusion over what constitutes a "good" and "strong" pass under the new numerical system What does the confusion mean for students? Does this apply to all of Britain?2017 AQA GCSE GRADE BOUNDARIES!