Assessment Grades

The educational system has recently undergone a significant shift in the way grades are allocated at GCSE. The old GCSE grades of A*-G have been replaced with a number system of 1-9. A summary has been given below if you are unsure of what the new grades mean:

New GCSE grade

What it means

9

This is equivalent to a high-quality grade A*.

8

This is equivalent to a standard grade A*.

7

This is equivalent to a grade A.

6

This is equivalent to a grade B.

5

This is equivalent to a high-quality grade C. It is referred to as a ‘Good Pass’.

4

This is equivalent to a standard grade C. It is referred to as a ‘Standard Pass’.

3

This is equivalent to a grade D.

2

This is equivalent to a grade E or F.

1

This is equivalent to a grade G.

0

This is equivalent to a grade U.

 

Please note that the grades 1-3 have been simplified for ease of understanding. For a more detailed explanation of the new grade system, please visit the DfE webpage

 

The grade your child is likely to get at the end of year

This is the student’s assessment grade.

It is a prediction made by the teacher based on the assessments and tests your child has completed, as well as other information they have collected. It is important to realise that this is a prediction and changes in the effort and behaviour of your child can change this.

If your child is in year 7 or 8 it is the grade the teacher believes they will get at the end of year 8.

If your child is in year 9, 10 or 11 it is the grade the teacher believes that they will get in their exams at the end of year 11.

The grade we believe your child could achieve

This is the student’s target grade.

There is a great deal of academic data on your child. We use this data, as well as our knowledge of your child to set a target that is the grade we believe they are capable of attaining. They should aim to achieve this grade.