GCSE passes for England’s pupils, in the most disrupted academic year in UK history, have risen dramatically.
Grades have been awarded by schools, after exams were cancelled, and data shows 78.8% of papers were rated grade 4 or above. It was 69.9% in 2019.
There was a rise of a quarter in the top grades – a 7 or above, which is equivalent to an A in the old system.
The exams season has been dogged by chaos, with policy changes leading to grades being altered at the 11th hour.
In the latest debacle BTec grades were pulled hours before pupils were to receive them although some schools are giving out grades, which were assessed by schools, anyway.
And universities are still waiting for…
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