In previous years some students taking GCSE science and GCSE additional science took both at the end of year 11, but a sizeable number of students instead took GCSE science in year 10 and GCSE additional science in year 11.For combined science we have therefore compared the outcomes at grades 7-7 or 4-4 and above, with the outcomes in science and additional science at grades A or C and above in 2017.Latest Digital Resource GCSE Electronics ebook Our 2019 / 2020 CPD programme is now live.
There are also reformed 9 to 1 GCSEs available in the three separate sciences – biology, chemistry, and physics.
Some students therefore enter combined science, and other students enter the separate sciences.
The new grade 8 straddles the top of the old A and the bottom of the old A*, so there is no direct comparison with A*.
We have previously outlined the details of how grade 9 (or grade 9-9 in combined science) works.
Where there are small changes in outcomes, these are due to changes in the ability of the cohort.
This summer reformed 9 to 1 GCSEs in the sciences were awarded for the first time.
Because of this, the overall results (for all students) for the reformed 9 to 1 qualifications in English language and mathematics are lower in 2018 compared to last summer, because the cohort has changed.
When only 16-year-olds are considered, the outcomes in the reformed 9 to 1 qualifications are broadly stable at grades 9, 7 and 4 compared to last summer.
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