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The old A* – G scale for grading exams has been replaced by a new scale from ‘9 – 1’.