Pass Rate Dips For GCSE Results
Today the results of half a million pupils GCSE results come out. Overall the pass rate has dropped over a range of subjects due to new tougher exams.
Passes of a C grade and above dropped to 66.3% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Exam boards have said that the results this year are similar to last years, despite complaints made by students and teachers saying there have been a lack of practice papers and textbooks.
There has been a change to a new numerical grading system in England.
Here in Brighton The Argus is covering the schools results and so far it seems pupils are very happy with their grades… check out their coverage here.