GCSE Grade System
The Government changed the grading system for all GCSE and BTEC subjects. The grading system is numerical "9 to 1" with 9 being the highest. This has replaced the old grades of A* to G.
Below is a table comparing the existing system with the new numerical system.
New Accountability Measures for Schools and Academies
What are Progress 8 and Attainment 8?
Progress 8 is the new accountability measure aimed at measuring the progress of pupils for all grades across a full range of 8 subjects.
It is a type of value added measure, meaning that pupils' results are compared to the achievements of other 'similar' pupils and measures how far a pupil's results are above or below their "expected outcome".
Attainment 8 looks at the actual results and total score of a pupil across the range of 8 different subjects.