Will 2013 GCSE results be different from previous years?

Will 2013 GCSE results be different from previous years?

The 2013 results come after considerable uncertainty over the shape of this year’s GCSE marks, with exam regulator Ofqual warning: “There are a number of changes this year that mean the overall results could look different to results in previous years, even though standards will be maintained.” More 15 year olds taking GCSEs – Results continued…

What do the GCSE results tell us?

Here is our report on today’s GCSE results from Education Editor Richard Adams: This year’s GCSE results have seen a record fall in the proportion of pupils getting C grades or higher, triggered by a sharp rise in the number of pupils aged 15 or younger taking the exam early, tougher science papers and more students taking subjects multiple times.

How many times can you take GCSEs in a year?

There are four opportunities to take GCSE papers in a year: Nov, Jan, Mar and June – so two exam boards each, four times over the year. We don’t know the exact details of this case, but that’s probably the maximum possible, given that boards tend to sit subject exams on the same day.

Which languages are on the rise in GCSEs?

“At last some good news on languages in this year’s GCSE results, which show a 16.9% increase in French, German and Spanish – with Spanish at an all-time high.

What do the new GCSE grades tables measure?

The existing tables measure the proportion of a school’s pupils achieving grades between A* and C in five core subjects, with a national floor target that triggers inspection by Ofsted for those schools that fall beneath it.

How do our league tables show the highest performing schools?

Our League Tables show the highest performing independent schools in the UK based on the percentage of top grades awarded to students in 2021. This year, students did not sit public examinations and grades were awarded by schools according to strictly controlled internal assessment criteria. Simply put, the grades were awarded by teachers.

Why are GCSE results falling?

• GCSE results fell for the second year running, causing a record fall in the proportion of pupils getting C grades or higher. • The number of the highest A* grades fell by 0.5%. • Ofqual has warned that the falls in good grades is fueled by a surge in the number of schools entering younger pupils into exams.