Thursday, 13 August 2015

English GCSE Results 2015 update

Having created my blog a couple of months ago the Cambridge IGCSE results have been published.  This shows a 1.1% drop in A* - C pass rate.  This is with a completely different cohort from 2014 as the numbers below show.  I am now very worried that the impact on the GCSE results next week will be significant.


Number of candidates
Cumulative* percentages by grade
A*
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
June 2015
201,858
3.4
12.4
31.2
63.0
85.7
94.7
97.3
98.2
June 2014
121,530
5.7
15.5
32.5
64.1
86.7
95.4
98.0
98.6
*Percentages are cumulative. For example, in June 2015, 63% of students achieved a grade C or above
http://www.cie.org.uk/news/news-details/view/cambridge-appeal-grows-for-schools-in-the-uk-11aug15/

I have made a Freedom of Information request to Ofqual for the KS2 to KS4 expected progress against actual outcomes for IGCSE and GCSE  English for all the individual exam Boards 2015 and 2014.  This will highlight any issues that may have taken place.  There are many many implications that then follow from this that I will return to.

Chris Beeden

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