21 Aug '14

News GCSE results: proportion of A*-C grades rises for first time in three years

More teenagers get at least C in maths but fewer do as well in English, with examiners attributing shift to GCSE changesThe proportion of teenagers achieving a grade C or better at GCSE rose for the first time in three years as more than 500,000 pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their results on Thursday morning.There was a slight decrease in the proportion of pupils getting an A*, down 0.1 percentage points to 6.7%, but the proportion getting a C grade or higher rose by 0.7% points to 68.8%. Continue reading...

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