The higher candidates have access to the grades 3 through to 9.
As we had no guidance from Justine Greening or Damian Hinds our best guess at potential grade boundaries for total score from the three papers added together for the new GCSE are:
Level 9 210+ Less than 2% of pupils will receive this nationally.
Level 8 170+
Level 7 140+
Level 6 110+
Level 5 80 + (Justine or Damian says this is a strong pass)
Level 4 54 + (Justine or Damian says this is a standard pass)
Level 3 40 +
These are broadly in line with other school's predictions.