GCSE 9-1 grading

Everything you need to know about the new reforms to the GCSE and A/AS level grading system

This is a big time of the year for 16-year olds and arguably their biggest academic challenge they’ve faced to date. GCSE’s have changed and reformed their grading system.


Here is a guide to everything you need to know.



Linear courses

Previous students studying GCSEs, AS levels and A levels faced exams throughout the duration of the course, due to the course modules. The new reform sees the courses moved away from modular to become linear. This means that the exams will be taken at the end of the course, whether the duration is one year or two. Ofqual also stats that the courses will include more demanding content in the GCSE’s and refreshed content to the A/AS levels. There will be a degree of non-exam assessments to reflect the balance and nature of the new subject content for the qualifications undergoing the reform.




What does this mean for Students?

Implications for Parents/ Guardians

How will it affect Employers?

Changes to AS & A Levels


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