The majority of GCSEs in 2018 have been graded 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. Grade 9 is the highest grade and is set just above the old A* grade. The first 9 to 1 grades were introduced for English, English Literature and mathematics in 2017. More subjects have been graded 9 to 1 in 2018 with most other subjects being graded 9 to 1 in 2019.
In the first year of most subjects being graded 9 to 1, approximately the same number of students will obtain a grade 4 or above as would have obtained a grade C or above on the old A* to G scale.
KS4 Examination Results 2017/18