22 Aug 2019

Number of students passing GCSEs edges up

North of England Correspondent

The number of students passing their GCSEs or scoring top grades has edged up for the second year running – despite claims that the exams have got harder.

With more than 700,000 students getting their results today across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – the percentage of top grades was also a fraction higher than last year – leading to some relieved scenes as students opened their results.