How to understand the new 9 to 1 GCSE grading system

GCSE RESULTS: Parker Academy results rise despite national dip

Hathershaw College was the first Oldham school to announce its results, with a higher than expected 60 per cent of pupils gaining at least a grade 4 in both English and maths, and 35.6 per cent getting higher grades.

Just over half of students picking up their results this morning achieved grade 4 in the core disciplines, the equivalent of a C, which is a nine per cent increase on previous year.

They will still have a handful of subjects with A*-G grades, but 20 more subjects will be marked 9 to 1 as well as English and Maths.

The 16-year-old, who will do A-levels at Oldham Sixth Form College, hopes to become a barrister and said: "I have had so many sleepless nights, so it is a big relief to get the results".

The Grade 9s achieved by two of the Year 9 pupils in mathematics, William Heath and Kia Tanna-Shah, are further reason to celebrate, and be proud of the pupils and the teaching staff. "I'm grateful for all of the support and guidance from Grace Academy teachers".

"I would also like to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of The Bridge Academy staff - congratulations to all involved!"

In total 70 per cent of students received five A* to C grades. I would want to convey my pride and admiration at how those pupils have achieved.

In one of the headline figures for the school, 50 per cent of UCAN students achieved either a grade A or B in science.

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The number of expected 9 passes is predicted to be lower then last years number of A* grades due to the increased difficulty of the GCSE's.

"My parents are really happy, I just wanted to make them proud".

The reforms also introduced tougher exams in English Literature and Maths, with the latter now including material previously only taught at A-level.

The two pupils are in the top three per cent of teenagers to secure the top grade in English across the country.

Roanne Causey 7 x A*, 3 x 9.

Simon Ashton, Senior Tutor at Nacro's Boston education centre said: "We are absolutely delighted with the progress our post-16 students have made and all their hard work in the lead up to their GCSE exams this summer".

The average pass result which was a C or a 4 under the new system has dropped to 66.3%.

John Blake is Head of Education and Social Reform at the think-tank Policy Exchange, before which he was a state-school history teacher for ten years.

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