The flexibility and choice within our specification allows you to design a course of study that appeals to your students’ interests, and that draws on your department’s expertise and resources.
You will find more areas of study within each endorsed title than in the legacy specification, giving you more choice when designing your course.
This chart is meant as an indication and should not be taken as definitive.
However, it is a useful way of looking at progress between old NC Levels, GCSE grades and numbers.
Students will also be required to sit all their exams at the end of Year 11, rather than in separate bite-sized modules.
The more rigorous grading process has been designed to make it more difficult for students to earn top marks.Students are required to actively engage in the creative process of art, craft and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.We’re working with the teaching community, higher education, learned societies and subject associations to design our new qualification for 2016.Traditional A*-G grades have been replaced in three subjects by a numerical system that scores children on a scale from 1-9.GCSE results day 2017 saw students pick up numbered results in maths, English language and English literature only.Therefore, we have more regular assessment by tests which cover a larger body of content, rather than the content recently covered in class.These assessments take place towards the end of each term and the results of these assessments are reported home by the end of term.The report shows the target grade and the grade achieved on the most recent assessment, as opposed to an average current working grade. This chart indicates the overall GCSE target grade, with the grade we might expect students to be at by the end of each year.For example, a student with a GCSE target of a 6 would have a target of 2 at the end of Year 7, 3 at the end of Year 8 etc.For example, a student who is a NC Level of 6 in Maths at the end of Year 7 is approximately working at a D GCSE grade which is a 3 in the new number system.We would expect that student to make one grade of progress per year and so we would have the following trajectory: Y7 – 3, Y8 – 4, Y9 – 5, Y10 – 6, Y11 – 7 Targets will be increased if students exceed their target grade in the spring or summer term assessments.