Bracknell Forest students celebrate GCSE results

Four boys posing for the cameras with their GCSE results

Young people across the borough have been celebrating today as they collect their GCSE results after a challenging 2 years of study.

This year’s cohort are the first to sit traditional external examinations since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These students have shown great resilience and determination over the past 2 years, despite the continued challenges presented by the pandemic. Ofqual, the regulatory body for examinations, stated that the grading approach this year would recognise the disruption experienced by these students.

Nationally the proportion of pupils achieving a standard pass (Grade 4+) was 73%. As expected, these overall outcomes nationally have dropped slightly due to the change in assessment methods. Despite this, Bracknell Forest young people continue to achieve very positive outcomes.

Provisional results show that:

  • 82% achieved 4+ in English Language or Literature
  • 73% achieved 4+ in mathematics
  • 69% achieved combined English and mathematics 4+
  • the average attainment 8 score across the borough was 49.5

Grainne Siggins, Executive Director of the People Directorate, said:

“It is such a pleasure to congratulate these young people whose hard work and resilience have produced these results. They, their teachers and their parents should be very 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. It is wonderful to see all the effort and dedication reap such positive outcomes. We wish them all well in their future endeavours.”

Schools across Bracknell Forest have worked tirelessly to support their pupils this year, and ensure they are rewarded with the results they have worked exceptionally hard to achieve. These pupils now have the critical qualifications they need to progress to their next steps in education, employment or training.