Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Education, Universities & Training(Education & Training)
Filter PR by
  
Pearson leads the way with the new 9-1 grading scale for International GCSEs
 
Pearson leads the way with the new 9-1 grading scale for International GCSEs

9-1 grading scale applied across IGCSEs assessments taken in the UAE

26 August 2018, Dubai, UAE –   Pioneering students across the UAE received their first IGCSE results in English and Mathematics with the new 9-1 grading scale adopted by Pearson Edexcel. 

The 9-1 grading scale replaces the A*-G grading system for IGCSE marking, with 9 being the highest grade, and 1 being the lowest. The 9-1 grading methodology is widely known and recognized as the new standard for GCSE in the UK and is accepted by universities globally for student admission. 

Kathryn Booth, Head of Academic Qualifications for Pearson Middle East congratulates all students in the UAE receiving their IGCSE and GCSE results today commenting, “We are particularly excited to see the first cohort of IGCSE learners take home the highest grade on the 9-1 grading scale, introduced after extensive consultation with school leaders and teachers. We know this new grading scale will be used by some of the most prestigious global universities to differentiate top-performing applicants and we wish every student receiving their results today the very best of luck with their future endeavors.”

Tim Hughes, Principal at Al Yasmina School, Abu Dhabi added, “We are delighted with this year’s results. The new 9 to 1 GCSE grading system has been a huge success and will equip our students with the qualifications and skills they need for future success”. 

“A lot of content was passed from A level down to International GCSE and GCSE making the courses more demanding but preparing students more effectively for A Level,” added Thomas Meakin, Head of Assessment at Aldar Academies Group, Abu Dhabi.

This year’s International GCSE results will be the first to include 9-1 grades which will be rolled out to all other International GCSEs over by next June 2019. With nine levels of performance rather than eight, the numerical grading scale provides greater differentiation of the highest performers at the top end, rewarding student achievements, in turn helping them make informed decisions about their A-level and university choices. 

“This is more than just a new grading scale and is intended to better recognize the achievements of high-attaining students and to ensure parents have greater clarity over how their child performs in their exams,” added Booth.

The changes have been welcomed by students too. John Andrew Tampubolon, International GCSE (9-1) student at Al Yasmina School, Abu Dhabi commented, “The 9-1 grading scale on the International GCSE system is highly recommended, recognizing top tier students in that year. Moreover, because this system is recognized globally, students like me have a better opportunity to study abroad.” 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 7491 times
PR Category : Education & Training
Posted on : Sunday, August 26, 2018  3:48:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : New Riverston School Dubai Set to Tackle Bullying Head on
Next Story : Aldar Academies' IGCSE students celebrate exceptional pass g...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Purely Pandora Classics With a Twist [30341-Views]
Tryano Launches Elemis [25992-Views]
Festive Gifting Guide [25571-Views]
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks [24681-Views]
Add a festive sparkle to your eyes with Palladio Beauty [24455-Views]
The Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon presents a galaxy you can reach out and wear Geo-Graham O... [23936-Views]
Amp up your skincare routine with The Organic Pharmacy's new corrective serums [22960-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier, new Friends of the Brand – ice-hockey superstar, Evgeniy Malkin and T... [21057-Views]
Hour Choice presents Coach Park Collection [19685-Views]
Certina DS PH200M collection [18892-Views]
Joyalukkas brings joy to hundreds around the world with gold bar giveaway this festive sea... [18257-Views]
Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez [17586-Views]
LACOSTE presents its new Legacy collection [16055-Views]
Oh So Heavenly! Bath Sets from Glambeaute.com that make a great gift this festive season [14518-Views]
Souq.com's Biggest Ever White Friday Sale [9534-Views]
Discovering the power of Accessorizing with Rebecca Minkoff [7930-Views]
Kors Dubai: Michael Kors Celebrates A New Middle East Flagship Store and Special-edition ... [6838-Views]
Introducing Nokia 3.1 Plus to the UAE [6667-Views]
Introducing the GUESS Holiday 2018 Collection [6643-Views]
Zoho launches its cloud accounting software in Bahrain [6637-Views]
Puma Launches RS-X Toys [6600-Views]
The Ultimate Festive Guide For Little Ones [6576-Views]
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz honored Huawei with the Fi... [6289-Views]
Puma Drops Cali in New Colorway [6057-Views]
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai opens with an ambitious set of exhibitions and programmes featur... [5466-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories