| A Loughborough High School student celebrates her GCSE
SOLIHULL SCHOOL Pupils achieved "another exceptional GCSE
results day", with 94 per cent of this year's grades at 9 to 5.
Lucia was taking GCSEs
at the same time as her non-identical twin Rosanna who achieved two As, six Bs and four Cs, in addition to GCSEs
she took early last year.
"Going in to my physics GCSE
I felt terrible, but I really wanted to do it because I could have had a predicted grade but you can't get an A* with that and I'd worked for an A*.
A total of 99 per cent of students recorded passes under the new nine-toone grading system, which has replaced the A*-to-G ratings for all GCSEs
Alex Dyer, founder of Tutor House said: "GCSEs
are a stressful time for teenagers as they can determine the next stage of their lives.
Ms Powell, a former shadow education secretary, said: "If, as ministers say, these new GCSEs
are the gold standard, why are private schools opting out?
Headteacher Peter Agnew said: "Stricter rules governing the type of GCSEs
which count towards measuring school performance have not dented the ambition and achievement of our students, who continue to thrive under the care and dedication of our excellent staff."
English Literature had the most A-Level grade changes (1,395) followed by Biology A total of Maths GCSE
were changed summer exams (1,340) and Art and Design subjects (1,315).
Calday Grange Grammar School is fourth with a 96% GCSE
rate and an 88% English Baccalaureate.
Two extra hours led to 18 fewer points at GCSE
- which could mean a massive drop, from a top-of-the-class A to an E.
The former Coalition Government announced sweeping reforms to both the GCSE
and A-level system almost two years ago - with the changes being gradually implemented.
grades are to be axed and coursework drastically cut under a major shake-up which will also see teenagers study 19th century literature and more British history.
PUPILS who sat GCSE
English language papers in Wales this summer will be offered the chance to re-sit them in November, exam board chiefs announced yesterday.