GCSE results: 'Lionel Messi effect' drives rise in Spanish

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:34
Examiners report a rise in the number of pupils taking Spanish GCSEs while entries for French and German drop, prompting claims it could soon become the most popular foreign language in schools






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GCSE results 2014 database

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:29

Were collecting 2014s GCSE results from schools and colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our figure for percentage of candidates achieving at least five A* to C grades includes English and Maths.

Type a search term in the filter box or click column headings to sort the table. Mobile users will see a condensed view but can expand this by tapping on a schools name.

If youre a teacher or other member of staff, you can add your institutions results to the database by answering a few quick questions. All results are verified before publication.

Please email education.results@theguardian.com if you want to get in touch with our team

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GCSE results 2014: celebrations at east London school

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:26
Pupils from George Mitchell School celebrate their GSCE results in London as the proportion of students receiving A*-C grades rises for the first time in three years
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GCSE results 2014: the full breakdown

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 11:43

The proportion of students getting an A*-C grade in their GCSE results rose for the first time in three years. Take a look at the other key numbers in the 2014 GCSE results and download the results in full

DATA: download the full spreadsheet

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GCSE results day is full of highs and lows for us teachers too

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:51
There is nothing like the joy of seeing students get the grades they deserve. When they dont, it leaves us railing against the unfair exam system Continue reading...
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How important are GCSE grades when applying to university?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:37
For some courses and institutions they're 'very important' but for others they might be meaningless Continue reading...






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GCSE results: English pass rate drops for first time in 20 years

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:28
Proportion of A*-C grades is down for English as Spanish rises in popularity but single sciences fall
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GCSE results 2014: C grades up overall as English scores plummet

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:30
GCSE results show the number of test papers marked a C has increased this summer but English graded dropped sharply and examiners warned of "volatility" in many schools
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GCSE results day 2014: Mixed picture as schools recover from exam reforms

The Independent - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:30

Top grade passes for teenagers taking their GCSE exams this summer went up for the first time in three years, results showed today.








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Would you have passed GCSE French?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:44
Do you know you pluperfect from your conditional? A broad vocabulary and understanding of grammar are needed if you want to get top marks in a GCSE exam. See how well you remember your school French lessons

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Why GCSE results don't really matter

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:00
This time seven years ago, Helena Kealey was an over-anxious teenager waiting for her GCSE results. Here's her advice for students today






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Quiz: could you pass the new maths GCSE?

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:00
As GCSE results are published across the country, a new maths GCSE is set to toughen up the qualification. How would you fare? Take our test to find out






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How far will teachers go to improve GCSE results if their pay depends on it?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 07:30
For the first time since the introduction of performance-related pay, students results could affect their teachers salary. Sarah Marsh explores the risks around the policy change Continue reading...






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University mergers: will others follow the Welsh model?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 07:30

Will Ham Bevan looks at whether vice-chancellors are right to fear mergers

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GCSE reforms: explained

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 07:30
With exam boards warning that GCSE results this year could be "volatile", we examine both past and future changes that could be affecting grades






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GCSE results: 'limit pupils to no more than five subjects'

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 06:30
The headmaster of Bedales School, Hampshire, calls for curbs to be placed on GCSE entries to enable teenagers to spend more time studying subjects such as the arts






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Companies failing to crack down on graduate 'CV fraud'

Telegraph - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 06:00
A study finds that a third of employers are failing to check up on applicants' qualifications despite concerns that many graduates may be lying on their CVs






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Best and worst excuses for GCSE pain

BBC - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:38
The best excuses to use when exam results don't make the grade
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Do GCSEs have a long-term future?

BBC - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:37
With the school leaving age now 17, do GCSEs still matter?
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GCSE results tipped to improve but schools reliant on resits may suffer

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:05
Expert says overall grades could go up while ban on mid-course exams will affect some schools more than others

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