Exam Boards & Grades

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.

The Exam Grade System

The old A* – G scale for grading exams has been replaced by a new scale from ‘9 – 1’.