GCSE Results Day

Posted on by Hannah Waugh

On the 24th of August 2017 millions of GCSE students received their results, this years its thought that the pass rate has dipped across a range of subjects as the exams have been tougher exams have been sat this year.

Rosa McNally from Chorlton High School received 10A* 1 A

Rosa McNally from Chorlton High School received 10A* 1 A

GCSE exam results 2017 at Chorlton High school

GCSE exam results 2017 at Chorlton High school

Rosa McNally from Chorlton High School received 10A* 1 A

Rosa McNally from Chorlton High School received 10A* 1 A

This year marks the introduction of the new GCSE grading scheme of 9-1 to replace the standard A*- G. These grades were only used for a few subjects this year; these were English language, English literature and Maths. The new grades will be rolled out over the next two years starting with science next year. A 9 is the highest grade that you can get, even higher than the A* that can currently be received and 1 is the lowest, a 4 is seen as a standard pass with a 5 being a high pass. It does makes it harder for students to get within the top grades (9-7) but this can be seen as a motivation to help students want to work hard to gain the grades they want. 

GCSE exam results 2017 Pictured at St bedes College Emily Jones 9A* 2a 1b 1c Hoowen Had 8A* 4A

GCSE exam results 2017 at St Bedes College

GCSE exam results 2017 at Whalley Range High School for girls Lamish Choudhury 7 a* 3 A B from gorton Ava Micklewright 8A* 2A B Northenden Seher Ahmed 10a* c Gorton Isha Azam 9a* a b Longsight

GCSE exam results 2017 at Whalley Range High School for girls

Kate Pickup from Parrswood High School got 9a* 2a 1b on GCSE Results Day 2017

Kate Pickup from Parrswood High School got 9a* 2a 1b on GCSE Results Day 2017

While overall the 9 and higher grades will be harder to achieve its though that the pass grades will be more accessible for students to get. Along with the grades they are hoping to scrap modular exams and stick to linear ones that come at the end of the two years of GCSE  level, they are also hoping to make the exam questions more essay style, the content of the exams will be more challenging with the Literature exams having lengthier texts and a number of new topics to learn for Maths, each student will have to have two science GCSE’s and coursework and controlled assessments will disappear from most subjects other than Drama, Art and Dance. 

GCSE exam results 2017 at St bedes College

GCSE exam results 2017 at St Bedes College

GCSE exam results 2017 at St bedes College

GCSE exam results 2017 at St Bedes College

GCSE exam results 2017 Pictured at St bedes College

GCSE exam results 2017 at St Bedes College

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