A rise in the number of top grade A* to C grade passes has been revealed on the day more than 600,000 teenagers receive their GCSE results.
When you first look at your list of GCSE results, English and Maths are the key qualifications to look out for. Getting a C or above is great news, because even a C in these subjects is often requested as essential by sixth-form colleges, universities, and employers.
If you’re collecting your GCSE results today, the date will probably mark the first time you’ve ever picked up formal exam results.
Schools are using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to give themselves “an easy hit” to gain top grade GCSE passes and boost their rankings in league tables, a leading academic has said.
Fall in top maths grades expected but overall performance difficult to calculate because a quarter of entrants missed key stage two tests five years ago
Schools in England are braced for a bumpy crop of GCSE results on Thursday, with this year’s performance given a degree of uncertainty by a widespread exam boycott that took place five years ago.
A fall in top maths grades is expected but the overall results have been made more difficult to calculate by the aftermath of action by teaching unions protesting against standardised testing.Continue reading...