A brief guide to the new GCSE grade boundaries | missdcox

There will be no UMS. These were for modular exams. Everything is now linear.
The DfE have published descriptors for 2/5/8, however they are mainly meaningless because:
It will depend exactly on your board for the actual criteria that will be used for your specification
Exam boards will not use these to allocate grades
Grade allocations are based on numbers of students NOT these descriptors.
What a 2/5/8 will change every year depending on the cohort and the teaching. As teachers get used to the new courses, they will get better at teaching them. This doesn’t mean more students will do…

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