Significant reforms to schools and college exams in the UK are having an impact on the international exams delivered by the British Council all over the world.
Here is a summary of those changes and the position of our awarding body partners Cambridge CIE, Pearson Edexcel and Oxford AQA.
From June 2017, schools in England, UK began introducing 9-1 grading for GCSEs. Pearson and Oxford AQA’s International GCSEs have switched to the new 9-1 grading structure. Cambridge International provides schools in Administrative Zone 3, the UAE and Oman with a choice between either 9-1 or A*-G grades. This does not affect AS and A Levels which will continue to be graded in the same way (A-G, A*-G).
Here is a summary of the grading changes and how they relate to the current A*-G grading method, followed by our partners' positions regarding the reforms.