Summer 2023

GCSE exams in 2023 were the first exams where the Department for Education wanted the number of students achieving each grade in all subjects to return to approximately 2019 levels. 


Summer 2022

GCSE exams in 2022 were the first exams following Centre/Teacher Assessed Grades (CAGs/TAGs) in 2020 and 2021 due to the government’s response to the pandemic in canceling exams in 2020 and 2021. The Department for Education (DfE) said it wanted grade boundaries to lie somewhere between 2019 boundaries and 2021 boundaries as part of a transition to moving back to ‘normal’.