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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

In 2014, the Government announced changes to GCSEs in England and students in Years 10 and 11 are now studying for GCSEs in these reformed qualifications. The biggest immediate change is in your child’s assessment data and target grades for reformed GCSE subjects, as any grades provided will be in the new range of 9-1 (where grade 9 is highest).

Ofqual have provided the following information about how the new 9-1 grades relate to the old A*-G grades:

  • Broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently achieve a grade C and above;

  • Broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently achieve an A and above;

  • For each examination, the top 20 per cent of those who get grade 7 or above will get a grade 9 – the very highest performers;

  • The bottom of grade 1 will be aligned with the bottom of grade G; and

  • Grade 5 will be positioned in the top third of the marks for a current Grade C and bottom third of the marks for a current Grade B. This will mean it will be of greater demand than the present grade C.

Each term we will provide parents with information about how we expect their child to perform across their subjects by the end of the course, so that they can see whether their child is on track to meet expectations.