Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic ,GCSE exams were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. However, students are eager to know about the GCSE results day. So, to compensate for the learning loss due to the pandemic, the Department for Education had outlined the topics that students needed to prepare.
When is GCSE Results Day in 2022?
A lot of pupils are asking about the accurate result date for the GCSE exam. GCSE results will be announced on 25 August 2022. However, students can view their grades starting at 8 am.
This year students will need to go to school to pick the result in person, a practice that was scrapped during the last two years when social distancing was the norm.
What is GCSE New Grading System?
In 2017, there were changes in the grading system. The former grading system starts from A* to G. However, the new system has changed from letters to numbers, with 9 indicating the highest and 1 being the lowest.
The overhaul of GCSE was to bring it more in line with advanced education systems in the world and make it more competitive.
Hence, the current GCSE grading system is tough compared to the last one. The purpose of this revamping is to make room for more content in the exams so that the students are tested to ensure they truly deserve the grades they get.
Below are the details and grade equivalence of present and old GCSE structure. So, you better know these things before the GCSE Results Day.
New Grading System For GCSE
The comparison between New Grading Structure and Old Grading System is as Follows:
- 9 = A* grade
- 8 = Lower A* or higher A
- 7 = Grade below A
- 6 = B+
- 5 = Low B or high C
- 4 = Grade C or lower
- 3 = A low D or a high E.
- 2 = A low E or a high F
- 1 = A lower grade of F or G
- U = U remains unchanged
Before the final GCSE Results Day, you should know that there are two types: Standard pass and strong pass. A standard is determined by the ratio of pupils with a grade of 4 or more. It also means a student will not have to reappear in the GCSE exams if they score grade 4 or above under new laws that came into practice in 2015. So, better boost your child’s GCSE performance to get top A* grades in the exam.
School performance will also be assessed based on how many pupils achieve a “strong” pass, which is a grade 5. Another thing to note here is that 9 is not equivalent to A*, it is better than A*. Under the system of numbers, only a small fraction of students can earn grade 9s in regular school years because of rationing.
How Will GCSE Exams Be Marked?
GCSE results day is Thursday, 25th August, which by now you might have known.
But how will the GCSE exams be marked? After the break of last year, this year’s exam boards will quality check the papers. The examiners marking will be checked by exam boards to ensure transparency and uniformity. Unlike in previous years where grades were decided on teacher’s assessment, conducting mock exams, and class tests.