Research with Further Education Colleges on the GCSE Grade Scale

A report describing the uses and perceptions of the GCSE grade scale, including views on reducing the number of level one grades.

Our research team conducted a small-scale research project in order to inform a decision on whether the GCSE grade scale should be reformed to support the new Curriculum for Wales.

The report explores the perspectives of college staff on the GCSE grade scale, including their views on the option of consolidating grades F and G.

This research has informed our decision to retain A*-G grades for GCSEs in Wales at this time.



The executive summary is also available to read here.