More than two-thirds of teens concerned about GCSE grading system, poll finds

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More than two-thirds of teenagers are concerned about the new GCSE grading system, according to a poll.

The survey also suggests nearly two-thirds do not feel the new system - which sees exams given a grade from 9-1 - will represent their grades as well as it should.

GCSE results are being released today. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

GCSE results are being released today. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The findings of the poll, commissioned by the National Citizen Service, come on the day teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive their GCSE results.

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In total, 69% of the 1,000 14 to 17-year-olds questioned, who are currently waiting for their GCSE results, said they are generally concerned about the new grading system.

And 65% of those questioned feel the new system will not represent their grades fully.

The survey also found just 7% expect to get a grade 4 - broadly equivalent to a C under the old system - in most of their subjects.

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Around one in eight (12%) think they will score mainly grade 5s, while just under a fifth (19%) expect to achieve mostly grade 6s - making it the most common answer.

Some 18% expect to get mostly 7s - broadly equivalent to an A grade, while just 4% expect to get mainly 9s - the highest grade.

- Censuswide questioned 1,000 14 to 17-year-olds waiting for their results between August 13-20.