For GCSE students this has been a turbulent and incomparable year. Uncertainty grew following controversy around last week’s A Level results when up to 40% were downgraded. However on 17 August, the government announced the removal of the statistical model used to produce grades in favour of centre-assessed grades, meaning that today the majority of students will receive results based on teacher assessment.
Today, over 550,000 students will receive their GCSE results. This year, there has been a significant rise in the overall pass rate from last year, with students achieving grades 9-4 up to 78.8% from last year’s 69.9%. English and Maths showed some of the greatest increases among these numbers.
The percentage of students achieving the highest grades of 9-7 also rose this year meaning that at 27.6% (up from 21.9% in 2019), over 1 in 4 of grades were at this level.
If you or your students require further guidance following the release of the results today, please follow the links below from Ofqual:
Ofqual guidance – your results, what next?