Every GCSE subject is assessed using the 9-1 grading system, with all exams set at the end of Year 11. Grade 1 is the lowest grade, and Grade 9 is reserved for the very top students.
Getting results in 2021...
- This year has been a bit different to most other years, not least because exams were cancelled. This means that GCSE grades are being awarded through teacher assessments.
- Results day is slightly earlier this year — you will receive your grades on 12th August 2021.
- If you’re unhappy with any of your grades, any student can appeal their results. It’s totally free, and the school will handle submitting a formal appeal to the exam board. All you have to do is let your teacher or head of year know that you want to appeal.
- Retaking assessments is also an option if you’re unhappy with how you’ve done. There will be a full set of exams in the autumn, so you can choose to resit part of a subject as an exam, rather than a teacher assessment.
Grade 4 is the Standard Pass grade. If students don’t achieve a Grade 4 in Maths and English, they’ll need to continue studying these subjects.