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The old system of grading GCSEs is a thing of the past

With 9-1 grades coming in, say goodbye to A*-Gs and hello to a whole new approach to assessment

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Are you teaching the new GCSE in English and maths this year in FE?

Exams regulator Ofqual has confirmed how grading will work in 2017 when the first qualification will be awarded. GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. The numbering approach will mean:

* Broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently receive a grade C.

* About the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently receive an A and above.

* For each exam, the top 20 per cent of those who get grade 7 or above will get a grade 9 – the very ...

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