Changes are coming to the grading structure for GCSEs from 2017.
This new grading structure will come into effect in English language, English literature and maths GCSEs, starting with the exams taken this year. From 2018 and 2019 it will apply to other GCSE subjects.
The structure will go from grade 9 (equivalent to the current A* grade) to grade 1 (equivalent to the current G grade). A 'good pass' will be set at grade 5, while a grade 4 will continue to be a Level 2 achievement.