Council Congratulates West Sussex Pupils On GCSE Results
West Sussex County Council congratulated the county’s pupils as they received their GCSE results.
For the first time this year, students in England sat the new style, tougher, English Literature, English Language and Maths GCSEs. These new style GCSEs have numerical grades from 9-1, with 9 being the highest. Under the new system, grades 7-9 are equivalent to an A or A*, whilst grades 4 and above are considered a pass and 5 plus a ‘strong pass’. Students received a mixture of number and letter grades this year.
The majority of subjects will adopt the number reporting by 2019.
According to early reports provided by West Sussex schools where results can be compared they are similar to last years, despite the changes.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Richard Burrett, said: “The county’s GCSE results are testament to the hard work of pupils and staff, and I would like to congratulate everyone on their achievements. With last week’s strong A Level results, there is certainly a lot for schools to celebrate this summer. As a council we remain committed to ensuring pupils in West Sussex receive the best possible education and we look forward to continuing to work closely with schools in the future.”
Students who do not get the grades they hoped for should get in touch with their school or college which will be able to help them access support and advice to consider all the alternatives.
Results are provisional until the Department for Education issues more detailed examination results later in the year and the figures have been confirmed.