Understanding the new GCSE history 9-1 grading system

If you would like to find out more about the new grading system and its rationale then visit


which explains how the grading system has been adapted to allow for more differentiation of grades at middle and ‘top’ end , with fewer grades for the lower-attaining students. It also explains why we have no grade boundary information and how the first cohort( which often underachieves in a new exam) will not be penalised.

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