2017 Results Day – Information for Parents/Carers
We are looking forward to GCSE Results Day, on Thursday 24 August, when students will find out their GCSE results.
This academic year has been one of significant change for schools with changes being made to the way GCSEs are assessed and graded. We have already updated parents/carers on these changes however just a reminder that:
In 2017 examination outcomes cannot be compared to previous years. This is due to:
More challenging GCSE examinations being introduced in English and mathematics.
The grading for these two subjects has changed, moving from an A*-G scale to a 9-1 scale. Grade 4 is considered a Standard Pass and Grade 5 a Strong Pass.
Therefore in view of such major changes it will be impossible to know if results in English and mathematics have gone up or down, nationally every school will be in the same position.
Further information on the new grading system can be found on the Department of Education website – look forward to seeing you all on results day.