Thinking Of Recruiting With The GCSE Grading Changes?

The new grading scheme could confuse ...


Did you know that this summer, the grades of many subjects at GCSE level are changing? Instead of the customary, E-A* we're all used to, they'll be 1-9 from now on. This could confuse your recruitment process ...

If you're in the process of recruiting this summer, then maybe The Office Genie could help instead?

If you're in the process of recruiting this summer, then maybe The Office Genie could help instead?

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And this is counter-intuitive because the best possible grade you can get is a 9, with 1 being the worst. Of course, a 9 is supposed to be better than the existing A* so if you interview a candidate with 9s across all their subjects, you know you've got a very bright spark sitting in front of you.

"What this means for your recruiting is that you have yet another set of qualification to be aware of!"

You need to understand the relevance of the grades to each other. How does a GCSE 1 compare to GCSE B and GCSE 7? And that’s not even thinking about AS and A levels, BTEC, University degrees, Foundation degrees, HNCs and HNDs and Key Skills qualifications and the rest. Then there’s all the independent courses and training options available alongside that.

As if recruitment wasn’t tricky enough already? You don’t have the option to get it wrong. Watch the video below to get a good understanding of the new system and the the AQA website explains the changes further.

So now you know, but if you find yourself wishing you didn’t have to deal with it consider The Office Genie. If you’re thinking of recruiting for receptionist or administrative duties, you can employ our highly-skilled and experienced team of genies to do it instead.

Not only do we deliver expert call handling, but we can also do nearly every task an in-house receptionist and administrative professional can do.

So avoid the complications of the new GCSE grading scheme and save yourself a great deal of money too. Call The Office Genie on 01604 529170 or click here to send us an email enquiry and let us sprinkle some magic into your business world.

Until next time ...



More about Jacqui Frost ...


I had a successful 20-year career as an office manager and personal assistant; however, my job was no longer focused on the customers and became all about the numbers. My customer-focused background began when I was 12 in my father's independent carpet showroom. I had a spell with Marks & Spencer before I moved into office-based jobs. I have worked as a training administrator, a PA and PA/office manager in a variety of industries from manufacturing to the IT education sector.

Meanwhile, my husband Ian, a successful Northampton based Master Decorator and owner of Rainbow Frost, was losing out on work due to missed phone calls. When he was busy, callers were getting his voicemail but weren't leaving messages. I knew how to fix that problem!

I quit my job and took on Ian as the first client of The Office Genie in November 2005. Word quickly spread with the second client coming on board just one week later. The majority of our clients since have come to us through word of mouth recommendations and networking referrals. Over the years, I have become well connected in Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Outside of work I enjoy swimming, roller skating, the theatre and my cats and dogs!


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