GCSES could be given fewer grades
GCSE results may face a major overhaul that could result in a cut in the number of grades available, it was suggested today. In a new report, the exams regulator indicated that it was time to look at whether GCSE grades should still range from A*-G. It opens the door to reducing the number of grades awarded to students. New GCSES are due to be introduced in 2015, so a new grading system could be tied in to it. Ofqual’s new corporate plan, setting out its aims for the next three years, says: “Before we implement new GCSES to match the new national curriculum, we will review the way in which GCSE results are reported so that they best meet their intended purposes.