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GCSE Assessment - Year 10

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Students in Y10 will be examined at GCSE using the new 9-1 grade system with the exception of Product Design, Graphics and Textiles (which retain A*-G for the time being). For the Microsoft office specialism (MOS), pupils achieve certification as and when they pass the various modules.

Included here is a link to a 'postcard' from Ofqual which shows the equivalencies between the 'old' and 'new' grades. In particular, note the following:

  • Grade 4 and above = Grade C and above
  • Grade 7-9 = Grade A and above.

Roughly speaking, the top 20% of the students achieving grade 7 or above will be awarded a grade 9.

The attainment grade reported in both progress checks and end of year reports is a professional judgement of what grade your daughter is likely to achieve at GCSE in 2018, based on the work your daughter has completed so far and her work ethic. Please note that we are not reporting targets for Year 10 in the Autumn Term progress check as we feel subject teachers require further time to develop a more detailed knowledge of pupils.

Commitment for Learning Criteria can be found on the school website and in your daughter's planner.

You can find out more about the changes to GCSE grades by clicking here to go to our Guide to the New GCSEs.

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