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British Asian pupils celebrate GCSE results as pass rates increase

Pupils from Queen Elizabeth’s School, north London, receiving their GCSE results

By: Lauren Codling

By LAUREN CODLING SCHOOL LEAVERS celebrated their GCSE results on Thursday morning (23), as it was revealed overall pass rates had increased despite ‘tougher’ exams. More than one-fifth of pupils were awarded top marks, with 20.5 per cent taking home either a 7, 8 or 9. Figures published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), show pupils who have scored a C or above – or a 4 under the new grading system – has increased by 0.5 per cent. This is the first time the UK has adopted the 9 to 1 grading system, instead of the typical A*-G results.…

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