Sunderland schools remain proud as GCSE grades drop amid national ‘volatility’

GCSE results 2014...
St Anthony's Academy - time to get a hug from mum on GCSE results day.

GCSE results 2014... St Anthony's Academy - time to get a hug from mum on GCSE results day.

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GCSE grades in Sunderland have fallen in a year of increased volatility nationally.

England’s exams regulator, Ofqual, predicted a higher degree of variability in results due to several changes taking place, including changes to the GCSE English, a return to end of year exams and scrapping modular ones and changes to the league tables which have resulted in less early entries.

In Sunderland the percentage of students gaining the ‘gold standard’ of five or more A*-C grades including maths and English has fallen from 60 per cent last year to 54 per cent.

 

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