GCSE Results Day – Thursday 23rd August 2018

GCSE Results Day – Thursday 23rd August 2018

Exams Information

Notice for all Year 11 students:

You (or your representative) may come into school on Thursday 23rd August between 10.00am and 3.00pm to collect your results. If someone is collecting on your behalf they must bring a letter signed by you giving them permission to obtain them along with proof of ID.

If you cannot collect your results on the day we can post them to you, but you must leave a stamped self-addressed envelope with the Exams Office before 20th July 2018.

by Jul 5, 2018 No Comments
BUG The Question

BUG The Question

Exams Information

We don’t want to tick you off or get a bee sting from anyone with this post. However this technique really sticks in(sect) our heads!! Team Geography showed us how to BUG questions and it has really helped some of our students unlock what the question is actually asking and gain a few extra marks in exams. We think it works because it is very simple. So, try it for yourself!

by Jan 16, 2018 No Comments
New GCSE 9 to 1 grades explained

New GCSE 9 to 1 grades explained

Exams Information

Students taking GCSEs in England this summer will receive a mixture of number and letter grades. English language, English literature and maths are the first subjects to use the new system, with most other subjects adopting numbers by 2019. Eventually all GCSEs taken in England will receive numerical grades.

9 things to know about the new GCSE grades

  1. GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade.
  2. New GCSE content will be more challenging.
  3. Fewer grade 9s will be awarded than A*s.
  4. English language, English literature and maths will be the first to be graded from 9 to 1 in 2017.
  5. Another 20 subjects will have 9 to 1 grading in 2018, with most others following in 2019. During this transition, students will receive a mixture of letter and number grades.
  6. The new grades are being brought in to signal that GCSEs have been reformed and to better differentiate between students of different abilities.
  7. In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, broadly the same proportion of students will get a grade 4 or above as would have got a grade C or above in the old system.
  8. These changes are only happening in England. Wales and Northern Ireland are not introducing the new 9 to 1 grading scale as part of their changes to GCSEs.
  9. You can see how the 9 to 1 grades compare with the A* to G scale in our GCSE grading postcard.

Ways to keep up-to-date

We’ve got lots of information to help students, parents, teachers and businesses understand the changes. You can keep up-to-date in a number of ways:

And if you’ve got any questions, email public.enquiries@ofqual.gov.uk or call on 0300 303 3344.

by Mar 6, 2017 No Comments