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: 

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. 



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)