The New 9-1 Grading System

As you may know, the government is changing the way GCSEs are assessed for students. All GCSEs are being updated and from 2017 GCSEs in Maths and English will no longer be awarded a grade, but will be awarded a number from 9-1, with 9 being the highest award and 1 being the lowest. Other subjects will follow at a later date.

A table is included below detailing the average numbers students should perhaps be working at by end of the year. Obviously, there will be some students above and below this depending on their ability.

Year 9-1 (new) Key Stage 3 Level (current) GCSE Grade (current)
7 1-3 2-5  
8 2-4 3-5  
9 3-6   E/D – B
10 4-7   C – A


Summer 2017 – Year 11 (current)

Students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • English literature
  • English language
  • Maths

All other subjects will be graded A*-G

Summer 2018 – Year 10 (current)

Students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • English literature
  • English language
  • Maths
  • ancient languages
  • art and design
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • citizenship studies
  • computer science
  • dance
  • double science
  • drama
  • food preparation and nutrition
  • geography
  • history
  • modern foreign languages
  • music
  • physical education
  • physics
  • religious studies

All other subjects will be graded A*-G

Summer 2019 – Years 7-9 (current)

Students will take exams for new GCSEs in all remaining subjects including:
 

  • ancient history
  • astronomy
  • business
  • classical civilisation
  • design and technology
  • economics
  • electronics
  • engineering
  • film studies
  • geology
  • media studies
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • statistics


For more information please see the following:

New 9-1 Grading Comparison Table

2016 Scaled Scores

2016 Scaled Scores at Key Stage 2

GCSE Timeline of Changes