Numbers system to replace GCSE A*-G grades

Traditional GCSE grades of A*-G are to be scrapped and replaced with a numbered scale under the biggest reforms of the exams for decades.

Traditional GCSE grades are to be scrapped and replaced with a numbered scale under the biggest reforms of the exams for decades.
Traditional GCSE grades are to be scrapped and replaced with a numbered scale under the biggest reforms of the exams for decades. Credit: PA

An additional grade will be added into the current eigh-grade system, with pupils to be graded from one to nine - with nine the highest mark available, England's exams regulator Ofqual said.

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Numbers replace GCSE grades

The GCSE A*-G grading system will be scrapped in favour of a numbered scale, under the biggest reforms of the exams for decades. An additional grade will be added into the system that will see students achieve grades of one to nine.