This summer another 20 GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, in addition to English language, English literature and Maths. Those being taken for the first time this year include biology, chemistry, physics, and combined science.
Blackburn Central High School are keen to raise awareness of the way in which these science subjects will be awarded.
Students taking the single science GCSEs (biology, physics or chemistry) will receive a single 9 to 1 grade for each subject, in the same way as for other reformed GCSEs.
Students taking the combined science qualification will receive an award worth 2 GCSEs. It will consist of two equal or adjacent grades from 9 to 1, giving 17 possible grade combinations – for example, (9-9); (9-8); (8-8) through to (1-1).
More information is available in the infographics and video below: