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Introducing the new GCSE 9 to 1 grading

From 2017, reformed GCSEs in England will be graded 9 to 1, and will ultimately replace the current A*–G grading scale.

When will students first receive the 9 to 1 grade?
The grades will be awarded for the first time in summer 2017 exam results, for specifications that first started teaching in September 2015. The only subjects to be awarded 9 to 1 in summer 2017 are English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. By 2019, all reformed GCSEs in England will be using the new system.

Grade descriptors for 9 to 1 GCSEs
Ofqual has developed grade descriptors for the reformed GCSEs graded 9 to 1. The grade descriptors are designed to provide an indication of the likely level of performance at grades 2, 5 and 8. 

Ofqual has also developed a number of free helpful digital resources, which are available from:

For further information, helpful resources and links please visit our GCSE (9-1) webpage.

For further information:
Jonathan Thomas, PR Manager
jonathan.thomas@eduqas.co.uk
029 2026 5102