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Students celebrate Bracknell Forest 2019 GCSE results


Young people across the borough have been celebrating today as they collect their GCSE results despite national concerns that students have faced tougher exams.

Under new reporting measures from the Department for Education (DfE), all secondary schools in England have their average examination results reported using numerical rather than alphabetical grades. For 2019, a standard pass has been set at a Grade 4, and a good pass at Grade 5.

Nationally the proportion of pupils achieving a standard pass (Grade 4+) was 67.3 with the proportion of entries receiving the top grades (7+) is 20.8%.

Although the advent of a new set of school performance measures and assessment arrangements makes year on year comparisons difficult, Bracknell Forest young people continue to perform in line with the national picture.

Provisional results show that:

  • 76% achieved 4+ in English Language or Literature
  • 73% achieved 4+ in mathematics
  • 67% achieved combined English and mathematics 4+
  • the average attainment 8 score across the borough was 47.2

School leaders and staff have embedded the changes with the new assessment procedures, ensuring all pupils were able to rise to the challenge of the new style examinations.

Nikki Edwards, Director of People Directorate said: 

“It is such a pleasure to congratulate those young people whose hard work has produced these results. They, their teachers and their parents should be proud of their achievements.

Cllr Gareth Barnard, executive member for Children Young People and Learning, added:

“Well done to all the staff and students who are celebrating their GCSE results today. We wish them well in their future endeavours.