Grade 4: It is also a pass in the GCSE, described as a standard pass, and is equivalent to a grade C. Grade 3: extends between D and a high E. Grade 2: extends between low E and F. Grade 1: extends between F and G.
These grades correspond to the old GCSE grades D, E, F, and G. Grade 3 is somewhere between a D and an E, while Grade 2 is somewhere between an E and an F. A Grade 1 is similar to an old Grade G, and a grade U still refers to an exam that has not been graded, it simply did not get enough marks to enter the scale. In Science, for example, there are now fewer course options than before, and most students take the new Combined Science course (with a value of two GCSEs) or three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is the main academic qualification taken in several subjects by the vast majority of secondary education students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They may also require particular grades in specific subjects in GCSE when admitting students to some of the courses they offer. There is no basic level in the new English GCSE, so students of all levels take the same tests. Thousands of students are eagerly awaiting their GCSE results, which will be released to students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on August 12. If some of the grades do not meet the requirements, it is possible to retake several subjects, including English and mathematics.
To study A-Levels, students generally need a minimum of five GCSEs with grades between 4 and 9, including math and English. The table below shows how the new GCSE ratings compare with the previous ones, although the DfE is clear to point out that each rating cannot be directly compared, there are places where they can be aligned. Some universities and sixth grade courses may only allow your child to take certain subjects at Level A if they have earned some of the highest grades in GCSE.