GCSEs are the benchmark tests for children in Britain. A new grading system was introduced in 2017. It replaced the old A to D grades with 9-1. The government has announced that a grade 4 will be known as a ‘standard pass’. A grade 5 will be known as a ‘strong pass’ and will be equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system.

Grade 4 will remain the level that students must achieve without needing to re-sit English and Maths post-16.

The most important points about GCSE are:

  • Not leaving it too late to help your child. School mocks are a general guideline as to what real results may turn out to be but these may not take place until January.

  • Seek help if in doubt by booking a free assessment with us.

  • There will be new, more demanding content, which has been developed jointly by the Government and the exam boards.

  • Courses will be designed for two years of study – they will no longer be divided into different modules. As a result, students will take all of their exams in one period at the end of their course.

How we can help you

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  • Maths
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology

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