According to this illustration, grade 4 requires 56 to 66 percent, grade 5 requires 67 to 77 percent, and grade 6 requires 78 to 88 percent. The ranges may seem extraordinarily narrow and demanding, but they are supported by other tests discussed below. To continue studying at school or university, a grade 4 or higher is required on the English and mathematics tests. All GCSE score limits, including those for Mathematics, are published separately by the appropriate exam boards and posted on their respective websites on the day of the results.

GCSE grade limits tell us the number of gross grades a student must achieve to receive a given grade. The consultation gathered more than 6,000 responses, with nearly a quarter of students, and showed that more than 90 percent of students and parents were in favor of giving advance information about the test approach next summer to support students with the review, and about 80 percent or more were in favor of giving advance information on the test approach next summer to support students with the review, and about 80 percent or more were agreement with offering topic options in some GCSE subjects. GCSE's results for the English language are similar to those for mathematics, and one factor in this could be that each student has to study mathematics and English, while other subjects are chosen by the student. The GCSE exams will be held in May and June, as usual, and the examination boards have already published their final summer exam schedules.

GCSE grade limits are now only released to students on the day of the results, whereas they were previously released in advance.