New GCSE Grades 2017
GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English Literature, English Language and Mathematics will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities demands.
In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a Grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students
To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or use a search engine to search for "ofqual 9 to 1 postcard". More information about when subjects will switch to the new grades is available on the Ofqual website here.
Summer Examinations Timetable
Exams certificates for 2016 are available to collect from the Exams Office between 8:00am – 3:30pm from the 25th November for Year 11 and the 20th December for Year 13. A nominated person may collect certificates on a student's behalf. The nominated person needs to bring ID and a signed letter from the student saying they give permission for the results to be collected on their behalf. Alternatively bring in a stamped addressed envelope and the results can be posted. We cannot give results over the phone, or by email.
GCE Results day is Thursday 17th August 2017, A2 results collection will be from 08:00am and AS results collection will be from 11:00am.
GCSE Results day is Thursday 24th August 2017, results collection will be from 9:00am.
For more details about exam information, please click on the attachments below.