The New Grade 9-1 GCSEs
New GCSE Maths and English courses started in September 2015, and other subjects (including GCSE
Science) will be following suit in 2016.
The new courses are more challenging than ever, with all the exams set at the end of Year 11. There’s even
a new ‘9-1’ grading system, where Grade 9 will be reserved for the very top tier of students.
At Slough Tuition, for each subject, the old and new courses will run in parallel for one year — in the first
year, Year 10s will be studying the new courses while Year 11s finish the ‘old’ courses. In this way at
Slough Tuition we are teaching both new and old specification.