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GCSE resits not required for a grade 4

The new GCSE grade 4 will be classed as a standard pass and students who achieve this in English and maths at school will not be required to take resits.

Students who obtain a GCSE grade 4 in GCSE English and maths at school will not be required to resit the subject after they progress into FE, the government has confirmed.

Education secretary Justine Greening has announced this week that grade 4 will be classed a standard pass, the level that pupils must achieve in order not to be required to continue studying English and maths post 16. Grade 5 will be described as a strong pass. The terminology will replace the description of the current grade C as a good pass.