The GCSE results are now public and thank you to JCQ for the following information.
It states there has been a 2.5% increase in the pass rate for GCSE English for 16 Year olds, This is higher than the 1% I was worried would be the case but not near the 7% that could have been expected given the 7% swap to IGCSE English. As stated I have asked Oqual to release the progress for each board for both GCSE and IGCSE. I am still convinced there is no standard across the two types of exam. I will publish this data when I receive it.
The Dfe must now check and then publish in Raise on Line all the progress measures including and excluding IGCSEs.
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