Students perform to high standard in new look GCSEs

GCSE results

Published Monday, 3rd September 2018

Proportion of students achieving five 9-4 grades including English and Maths is 85.8 per cent

Despite major changes to the grading of this year’s GCSEs, Sutton schools continue to perform to a high standard.

Grading now runs from 9-1 instead of A*-G, apart from in a few subjects that have not yet changed. The reformed exams were first introduced in English and maths last year. They were sat by the majority of pupils for the first time this summer.

Provisional figures suggest the proportion of students across the borough achieving five 9-4 grades including English and Maths is 85.8 per cent. Although the grading is now different, this nevertheless represents an increase from 75.3 per cent A*-C grades last year.

Cllr Marian James, Chair of the People Committee at Sutton Council, said: “The new grading system is designed to make it more difficult for students to earn top marks.

“Despite the new system, I am delighted that pupils in Sutton schools have continued to excel and produce a set of excellent results.

“Congratulations to all pupils on their hard work. I would like to thank the hugely dedicated teachers, governors and support staff who work so passionately on behalf of our young people.”