With changes to the UK education system a common occurrence, keeping up-to-date with grading systems and qualification levels will help you understand the academic achievements of school leaver and graduate CVs.
Clients expect your expertise when it comes to matching candidates to their roles, and this includes knowing where prospective employees sit academically. How well do you know UK qualifications?
From 2017 the GCSE grading scale will change from a letter based system to one based on numbers.
Taken by 14 – 16 year olds, GCSEs are the most common qualifications you’ll see on a ‘first jobber’ CV, so knowing how the grading change will affect qualification listings will help ascertain where pupils sit academically.
The new GCSEs will be graded 1 to 9, with 9 being the top grade replacing the A*.
The new requirement for our young adults having to stay in further education to the age of 18 or join an apprenticeship scheme to gain qualifications in NVQ’s, HNC’s or HNDs and gain a skill, we as employers should support these young adults in their career path.