The TES is reporting figures from Cambridge International that suggest the proportion of UK students gaining top grades in IGCSE English language exams has fallen this year, while entries have shot up by two-thirds.
Figures from the exam board show that just 3.4 per cent gained an A* this year, down from 5.7 per cent in 2014. And 12.4 per cent gained an A or above, down from 15.5 per cent last year.
Sixty-three per cent of pupils gained a C or above, down from 64.1 per cent last year; 98.2 per cent gained at least a G grade, down from 98.6 per cent in 2014…
The results have been published ahead of the main GCSE results, which will be out on 20 August. The results of other exam boards’ IGCSE qualifications will also be published on that date.
The drop in top grades comes alongside a significant rise in the number of pupils taking Cambridge’s IGCSE test, from 121,530 in 2014 to 201,858 this year…
Thoughts and reactions to the IGCSE results?
Will it be all change again moving forwards because of the government move to exclude the results from league tables?
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