IGCSEs: Schools say grade rises are a return to ‘normality’ after last year’s ‘irrational’ results

The TES is reporting that The Pixl schools network, which represents more than 1,500 secondaries, has said its members appear to be overwhelmingly pleased with their English language IGCSE results this year after a “volatile, irrational” set of results last summer.

Sir John Rowling, the organisation’s chair, told TES that he had been in contact with member schools since results were published by the Cambridge International Examinations board.

“Not a single one is displeased; not a single one says there’s anything volatile; not a single one has concerns,” he said.

Sir John said this was in sharp contrast to last year’s IGCSE results day, when many schools were very concerned about falling results after the national pass rate at grade C or above dropped from 64.1 per cent to 63.2 per cent as the number of entries for the qualification rose by two-thirds.

This year the pass rate rose to 64.6 per cent.

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