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Curriculum Update - Changes Ahead

Pupils in Y11 in 2017/2018 

Pupils in Year 9 will be the second cohort to study the new English and mathematics qualifications.  They will be the first study new GCSE qualifications in a number of other subjects, including 

  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Art
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • PE
  • Religious Education

They will see a change in the grading of these GCSE subjects; the current A* – G grading system will be replaced with a new 9 point scale, 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest.  A comparison between A*-G grades with the 9-1 point score can be found here

The following four measures will be used to judge the academic performance of each student:

9-5 in both English and mathematics
Attainment 8
Progress 8
English Baccalaureate
 
Further details about attainment 8 and progress 8 can be found here (link to Changes to Performance Measures section)

Pupils in Y11 in 2018/2019 and beyond 

It is expected that the GCSE assessment reform directed by the Government will be fully completed in terms of all new GCSE subjects being introduced and embedded.  The current A* – G grading system will be replaced with a new 9 point scale in all GCSE subjects, 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest.  A comparison between A*-G grades with the 9-1 point score can be found here. 

The following four measures will be used to judge the academic performance of each student:

9-5 in both English and mathematics
Attainment 8
Progress 8
English Baccalaureate
 

Further details about attainment 8 and progress 8 can be found here