GCSE confusion caused by grading, league table and cohort changes

This year’s GCSE results are notable for the confusion that has surrounded the introduction of the new 9-1 grading system. Pupils and teachers are unsure about the equivalence of numerical and letter grades, as are employers, who, according to some of the big business lobby groups, will now be faced with candidates holding a mixture of both. There have also been mixed messages from universities, with reports that different institutions are planning on taking different approaches as to whether a grade 4 or 5 will satisfy their minimum GCSE requirements. Read More