NEW EDEXCEL IGCSE (1-9)
(A*-G) vs (9-1)
New Edexcel International GCSE (9–1) qualifications have been specially designed for international students. As a result, they include more international content.The diagram on the shows how the new scale aligns to the existing A*– G grading structure.
Grade 9 represents a new level of attainment for the very top performers and is higher than an A* grade. With 9 levels of performance in the new grading scale, rather than the 8 in the current grading scale. Grade 7 aligned to current A grades. Grade (4, 5 and 6) aligned to the current C and B grades. This means that the 9–1 grading scale rewards top grade C students with a new grade 5, and top B grade students with a new grade 6, motivating students and supporting progression.
The first exam will be conducted from May 2019 session under this new grading structure.