The three most popular exam boards in England are:

AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance)

OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA)

Pearson Edexcel    

In addition there is WJEC, the GCSE exam board for Wales, used in England, and in Northern Ireland there is CCEA.

GCSE Grading System

The old A* – G scale for grading exams has been replaced by a new scale from ‘9 – 1’.