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GCSE Results 2020

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.

GSCE results detailed analysis

JCQ Results table data statement

Ofqual results guide

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?

Ofqual student guide