GCSEs may need a grade 10, private school chief suggests

Barnaby Lenon, chair of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), disclosed that there are now a growing number of private schools where the majority of GCSEs are given 9s, the highest possible grade. The Telegraph reports.

Mr Lenon, who is a former headmaster at the £41,775-a-year Harrow School, said: “Nobody envisaged this three years ago. It does leave room for a grade 10.”

This year, almost a quarter (23.1 per cent) of private school GCSEs were awarded a grade 9.  

London’s Westminster School came top in the private school GCSE league tables, with 98.61 per cent of students achieving grades 7, 8 or 9, equivalent to As and A*s.

“Given we were told grade 9s would be very rare, it’s astonishing there are schools where it’s the commonest grade,” he said.

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