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New GCSEs website

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new campaign page by the Department for Education (DfE) provides explanations of the new GCSE grading system and other information about the reforms. It answers questions such as the following:

  • Why are GCSEs in England changing?
  • When are they changing?
  • Why is the grading scale changing?
  • What will be the impact on grades?
  • What is considered a “standard” or “strong” pass? 

 

The site also directs users to fact sheets for parents, employers, further and higher education institutions - for example, a fact sheet explainer that the DfE notes may be useful at parents evenings.

First published 15 June 2018
15/06/2018