New Standard of GCSE’s Being Brought in, But Does This Solve the Problem?

by Helmut Eder

It has been announced by the UK government that a new standard of GCSE exams is to be introduced to replace the current failing system. Under the new proposals the current A* to C grade system is to be replaced by grades 8 to 1, where grade 8 represents the highest level of attainment and the equivalent to an A* grade, and 1 represents the equivalent of the current F and G grades. The government has suggested that the grade 8 grades must be given out to only the highest of achievers; around 3% of all…

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