May 22, 2018

GCSE shake-up confirmed

The new GCSE grading system has been confirmed as coming into effect in time for those undertaking the exam in 2017. The modifications have been made final by exam regulator Ofqual and will mark the biggest change to examination in English education for an entire generation.

The changes include a grading system consisting of numbers, with grade 9 replacing the A*, whilst the coursework element in many subjects is expected to be dropped.

English and maths are said to be the first subjects to undergo the changes, with many other exam subjects to follow. It is thought that this will impact on further education study, as well, with events management subject courses and similar degrees also undertaken by students with numbered grades.

This news comes after the university grading system was brought into question recently, as reported in this article. Students are due to start learning under the new GCSE system in the autumn of 2015 in the subjects of English language, English literature and maths.

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