Primary Education News

11 Sep '14

News Changes to GCSEs may cut number of students receiving top grades

Ofqual reveals that fewer pupils sitting the new exams may be awarded the highest grade than currently get an A*Changes to the marking of GCSEs as part of an overhaul to tighten up England's exam system are likely to result in a reduction in the number of students receiving the highest grades, it was announced on Friday.New GCSEs in maths, English language and English literature, which will be taught in schools from September next year, will be graded 1 to 9, with 9 being the top grade. However, fewer pupils sitting the new exams may be awarded the highest grade than currently get an A*, exams regulator Ofqual revealed. Continue reading...

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