Month: August 2016

GCSE Results Reveal Worst Decline of Pass Grades Since O-Levels

GCSE results this year have revealed the greatest ‘year-on-year decline‘ in the number of A*-C grades since 2008, when the notoriously difficult O-Levels were replaced. The percentage of A* – C grades obtained at GCSE level has fallen sharply from 69% to 66.9% and the number of A* grades has diminished, slipping from 6.6% to 6.5% since last year, a report from the BBC claims. The Evening Standard chose to focus on the augmented gender gap, pertaining to the fact that only 62.4% of boys are getting a C grade or above compared to 71.3% of girls, and that 7.9% of girls compared to...

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