All GCSE subjects studied at TWGGS are awarded at grades 9-1. As you can see, the numerical grades do not match the old boundaries for lettered grades.
• A Grade 4 is the equivalent of the bottom of an old C grade.
• A Grade 5 is the equivalent of the top 1/3 of a C and the bottom 1/3 of a B. The expectation is that the government will make this the new benchmark by which schools are assessed.
• A Grade 6 is the top 2/3s of a B.
• A Grade 7 is the bottom of an A.
• A Grade 8 is the equivalent of the A*/A boundary.
• A Grade 9 is higher than the current A*. It will only be awarded to the top 20% of students achieving a Grade 7 or above across the country.
At TWGGS, we hope that the majority of our pupils will achieve between 9-6, with some at Grade 5.
Following the abolition of National Curriculum Levels, at TWGGS it was decided to assess pupils on the 9-1 GCSE scale from entry in Year 7 through to the end of Year 11. This is to provide stronger continuity between Key Stage Three (Years 7-9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).
As pupils move from Year 7 to Year 11 we would expect them to start at a low grade and steadily improve to a high grade (see table below).
Headteacher Linda Wybar
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