GCSEs are under major reform across the country. We hope that the following information will help you understand some of these changes.
New GCSE Grades (9-1):
English and Maths GCSEs will be the first to be graded from 9 (High) to 1 (Low), in 2017. Most other subjects will follow this grading in 2018 for the first time, with the few remaining subjects converting for those completing GCSEs in 2019.
The postcard above gives a useful visual representation of how the new grades compare to the previous A*-G grades. Some headlines are:
- broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently achieve a grade C and above
- broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently achieve a grade A and above
- broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 1 and above as currently achieve a grade G and above
- The government’s definition of a ‘good pass’ will be set at grade 5 for reformed GCSEs.
The following link has further information about grade reforms (GCSE and A Level):
School Performance Measures
In light of national reforms, the government have also introduced new school performance measures. To view how Newquay Tretherras have achieved, or to compare a number of schools across Cornwall/England, please visit the DfE Performance Tables website. The Tretherras headlines can also be viewed by clicking here
The new headline measure is Progress 8. The following 3 minute video explains how Progress 8 is calculated. Please be aware that although each student contributes to this measure, it is a school measure, not an individual student measure.
Student Report – covering letters:
We also try to ensure that key pieces of information are relayed to you in letters that accompany the student reports. The latest letters are as follows:
We are looking to send most of our progress reports out by emails in the future, rather than in the post, therefore, please ensure that we have your latest contact details on our system.
Please contact the main reception by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01637 072080 to update them.