GCSE results day sees highest grades since records began

GCSE results day sees highest grades since records began

Student Madeleine Trussell, 16, said: "I was anxious about today particularly due to the government grade adjustments and what happened with A-levels but today I got nine Grade 9s and I am incredibly happy".

She said: "I was so disappointed and even though I already have a place at university to do my law degree, it is hugely upsetting to know you have not been given the grades you deserve".

Pleased with results in core subjectsWe are particularly pleased with the results in our core subjects with 58% of results in English and 57% in Maths at Grade 7 or above (A*/A equivalent.) 93% of our pupils achieved 5 or more grades 9-4 including Maths and English and 64% secured an EBacc that requires pupils to achieve in a range of subjects including Maths, English, Science, Languages and Humanities.

MP for North Somerset Liam Fox announced he has written to the Secretary of State for Education to address the "unnecessary anxiety and confusion" caused by the change to Ofqual advice.

At Long Stratton High School, interim headteacher Chanel Oswick said the school is "thrilled" with the outcome; while Wayland Academy, in Watton, said staff are very proud of their students despite a "usual experience".

Michael Heslop, 16, delighted with his GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, which included a nine and two eights. We look forward to seeing more details of these plans, and how they will support medical schools to logistically meet this challenge, as well as financially'.

Her teachers recommended that she should receive C grades in all subjects, and they supported her decision to appeal her results.

"They (the grades) compare very favourably with last year's results, as a new college over the last four years we have been on a very intensive improvement journey so all of our data indicated that we were expecting our grades to go up in any case, before lockdown, and we were working extremely hard towards that".

In doing so, they have ensured that this cohort of students are not disadvantaged in any way and have all the opportunities of other year groups. "I am grateful they have not had the same experience as our Sixth Form students last week". "The resilience they have shown in the face of this will serve them well as they move on".

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