How do you compare GCSE Grades?

New A*-G Structure
(summer 2019)

9-1 Structure (awarding phased in from 2017)

Old A*-G Structure (phased out from 2019)

A*

9

A*

 

8

 

A

7

A

B

6

B

C*

5

C

C

4

D

3

D

E

E

2

F

F

1

G

G

Grades 7, 4 and 1 will be linked to the current (A*-G) grade scale. This means that, broadly, the same proportion of candidates achieving grades 7, 4 and 1 would have achieved grades A, C and G in the current system.

When the new A*-G grading is introduced, in summer 2019, the Grade A* will be aligned with the Grade 9. The Grade A will cover Grades 8 and 7. The Grade B will align with the Grade 6.

In addition a Grade C* will be introduced and this will align with the Grade 5.