Pupils will be given national rankings according to their exact scores in the new O level-style exams being planned by Michael Gove, TES has learned. Sources close to the education secretary said that he intends to introduce the controversial idea, proposed last year for A-level students, as part of his overhaul of the exams system for 16-year- olds.
Certificates for the qualifications replacing GCSEs in English, maths and science would go beyond a simple grade. They would include the candidate’s ranking and a graph showing where they placed in the overall distribution of scores. [Read the rest of the article in TES.]
The Telegraph adds (with reference to TES) that
Each pupil’s score would be set against marks achieved by all other candidates nationally, with teenagers being given a percentile ranking from one to 100.