The target in GCSE English and Maths this summer – and in most subjects in Summer 2018 – is a Grade 5 which is the new ‘Good Pass’.
This is tougher to achieve as a 5 measures roughly against a top C-grade. This means scraping an old C no longer exists – if you get that mark from now on you will fall short with a 4.
Parents will spot it is even more important for their child to give 100% in every lesson as not getting the 5 will work against their child as they try to get into colleges, apprenticeships, Sixth Form and universities.
For more information on the new grading system visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon