South Bromsgrove High students rise to the challenge of the new GCSEs
This year was the first year of results for the reformed GCSEs in Maths, English Language and English Literature. These qualifications are designed to be more challenging and are assessed differently. English GCSEs no longer include coursework and therefore the final grade is solely determined by the exams in the summer. Maths and English GCSEs are also graded differently using a number system in which 9 is the highest grade and 1 the lowest. To give some context, broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as have achieved a C grade in previous years.