GCSE, AS and A level reforms in England

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Why and how are GCSEs, AS and A levels changing?

GCSEs and A levels in England are being reformed, to match the best systems in the world and keep pace with universities’ and employers’ demands.

  • GCSE content will be more challenging but still suitable for all abilities
  • GCSEs will be graded on a new scale of 9 to 1 rather than A* to G as now, with 9 the highest grade, to distinguish clearly between the reformed and unreformed qualifications
  • A levels will allow more time for studying and better prepare students for university
  • AS levels will be stand alone qualifications to reduce exam burden on students and teachers.