9-1 GCSE sciences to be offered in Northern Ireland

Monday 27 Feb 2017

We're pleased that we’ll be able to offer our high-quality, internationally recognised science qualifications to the young people of Northern Ireland again, following the recent announcement.

Education Minister Peter Weir overturned a decision which prevented pupils in Northern Ireland receiving GCSE grades from English exam boards who give results using numbers from 9–1.

Read the full statement from the Department of Education Northern Ireland on the GCSE qualification market and grading.

Next steps

If you’re thinking of  teaching with us for your GCSE science specifications, have a look at this useful information, designed to help you decide if our qualifications are the right choice for you and your students.

  • Learn about our GCSE science specifications for first assessment in summer 2018.
  • Visit our Science for all page – it will give you an overview of our new specifications.
  • Find out how the new 9-1 grading changes affect you, with helpful information and interactive videos.

Find out more

Keep up-to-date on our expanding suite of assessment resources for GCSE sciences. Fill in our form for the latest additions, events and subject developments – we’ll keep you posted.

If you have any questions about changes to our specifications, please email gcsescience@aqa.org.uk or call us on 01483 477 756.