Moorside High School

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Curriculum

New GCSEs are being introduced by the government across all secondary schools in England. These were sat for the first time in the summer of 2017 in English and Mathematics. The new GCSEs are  graded on a scale of 1-9: grade 1 being the lowest, grade 9 being the highest.

 

Legacy GCSEs and New GCSEs

New GCSEs are more demanding both in terms of their content and the way they are assessed.

The new system does not mirror the old letter grade system of the legacy GCSEs. However a ‘good pass’ at grade 5 or above is in line with the top of the old C grade and above. The table shows, broadly speaking, how new GCSE grades are awarded compared to legacy GCSE grades.

This new system has been phased in starting with English and Mathematics, followed by most other subjects in the summer of 2018

            

From September 2017:

Year 11 will be sitting new GCSEs in the vast majority of subjects;

From September 2018:

All other year groups will be sitting new GCSEs in every subject.

Where students are studying towards legacy GCSEs, we will be reporting to parents using the old G – A* grades. Subjects studying new GCSEs will be reported using 1 – 9 grades.