So, 70 would be a grade 6, but 69 would be a grade 5.We suggest that the student will only need to demonstrate a limited ability to apply higher-level content to unknown questions. It means that higher papers now contain more demanding questions and that only about 20% of the questions on the paper are designed for grade 4.Ofqual said this is probably due in part to a 2 percent increase in the number of 16-year-olds in schools this year. Since the introduction of the new 9-1 rating system, this has been one of the most frequently asked questions. These grade limits are known as GCSE score limits and help standardize results year after year by preventing students from being unfairly penalized for scoring low on jobs that all students considered exceptionally challenging that year.

The consultation gathered more than 6,000 responses, with almost a quarter of students, and showed that more than 90 percent of students and parents were in favor of giving advance information about the approach to exams next summer to support students with the review, and about 80 percent or more agreed on topic options in some GCSE subjects. If an item is assigned 120 uniform points, the grade range assigned to grade B is 84 to 95 (70% to 79% of 120); for grade C, 72 to 83 (60% to 69% of 120). Employers, universities and colleges will continue to establish the GCSE qualifications they require to enter a job or continue their studies. The percentage of students who reach grades 9-4 in **mathematics** is lower than the percentage who receive grades 9-4 in all subjects.

For example, in biology, 88 percent of entries were at a higher level compared to 85 percent last year. The results of the GCSE English language are similar to those in mathematics, and one factor in this could be that each student has to take math and English, while the student chooses other subjects. This means that if a year's work is more difficult than that of the previous year, the qualification limits are reduced to reflect this, depending on the maximum and minimum grades. The GCSE exams will be held in May and June, as usual, and the examining boards have already published their summer final exam schedules.