This assessment page is designed to provide useful documents to assist with parent and student understanding of assessment at BGS. If however you do have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor at school who will be happy to help.

The documents at the bottom of this page to download: 


Review of Centre Assessed Marking Policy – This outlines the Burnham Grammar School policy for an internal review of coursework. This is only relevant to Year 11 & 13 students in subjects with a coursework component.

Review of Centre Assessed Marking Form – This is the form you will need to complete should you wish to submit a review. Please ensure you read the policy guidance first and adhere to the dates provided.

Centre Assessed Marking Review Parental Letter – This is a copy of the letter sent to all parents on the 15th February. 

DfE GCSE Factsheet for Parents – A useful guide for parents from the DfE regarding the new 1-9 GCSE grading system


BGS Assessment and Reporting Summary – This provides parents with a summary of the assessment and meeting dates for the academic year. 


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The following documents are available to download below:


BGS Grade Descriptors – This shows the Effort, Behaviour for Learning and Independent Study grade descriptors 1-4 as reported on school reports


GCSE 1-9 Grading Changes for Parents - An explanation of what the changes to the GCSE grading in 2017 means


GCSE 1-9 Grading Changes for Students - FAQ's explaining for students what the new grading system will mean for their exams


Ofqual Assessment Postcards – Useful parental guidance descriptors which highlight the recent key changes to GCSE and A level qualifications (Provided by Ofqual)


Grading New GCSEs – This shows a comparison between the old GCSE grades (A*-G) and the new GCSE grades (1-9)


Qualifications Reform Resources –Slides which outline the new GCSE and A level qualification reforms (Provided by Ofqual)



Page Downloads Date  
BGS Grade Descriptors for Reporting.pdf 05th May 2017 Download
Grading New GCSEs in 2017 1 9 Scale.pdf 05th May 2017 Download
Ofqual Assessment Postcards.pdf 05th May 2017 Download
Qualifications Reform Resources.pptx 05th May 2017 Download
GCSE 1 to 9 Grading FAQ for Students May... 05th Jun 2017 Download
GCSE 1 to 9 Grading FAQ for Parents May... 05th Jun 2017 Download
Request for Review of Centre Assessed Ma... 28th Mar 2018 Download
DfE GCSE factsheet for parents April 201... 20th Apr 2018 Download
Review of Centre Assessed Marking Policy 15th Feb 2019 Download
Centre Assessed Marking Review Parental... 15th Feb 2019 Download