Department for Education announces GCSE grade changes
03/07/2017 11:10:21 | Mark Maybury – Academic Product Manager
GCSEs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are changing.
Between 2017 and 2019 schools will see a mixture of numbers and letters as GCSE
grades, and by 2020 all subjects will be graded in a numerical scale of 9 to 1,
with 9 being the highest grade awarded. The new grades are being brought in to
signal that GCSEs have been reformed and to better differentiate between pupils
of different abilities. Click
here for more from the Department for Education.
With these modifications taking place it is apparent that schools
will need to implement their own changes, but what does this mean for schools
and their use of management information systems?
Well, for WCBS customers it means nothing at all. Our software
has the capability of adjusting to these changes, so grades load into your
system in the same way as they have done previously, they will just be numeric
If you have any questions with regards to the above or just want
some further clarification, please contact your customer account manager or a
member of our sales team firstname.lastname@example.org.
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