What The New GCSEs Mean

In the summer term 2017, year 11s sitting GCSEs were the first group to sit the new GCSEs in English language, English literature, and maths.

In summer 2018, more subjects will be examined by the new GCSEs – so students may still receive a mixture of letter grades and number grades.

However, by 2019, all subjects will be examined by the new GCSEs, so students will receive only number-grades.

The attached guide from SSAT is intended to help make sense of the changes for these students’ parents, carers and families.

SSAT What the new GCSEs mean- a guide for parents and carers