GCSEs will no longer be marked by the standard A*-G grade scheme, but rather a 9-1 point scale. OFQUAL have stated that the same proportion of students which achieved a C and above will achieve a 4 and above, and the same proportion which achieved an A and above will achieve a 7 and above. Nonetheless, there is no direct mapping between grades a B grade spans across grade 5 and 6.
Furthermore, students will be examined in a linear fashion, sitting exams at the end of Year 11. Coursework has also taken a backseat, which means most subjects will be examined entirely through exams.