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English and maths GCSE resits pass rates

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Official figures show that the proportion of GCSE resit students who achieved a grade 4 pass has fallen in both English and maths. However, overall results in both subjects among students of all ages improved slightly.

  • Fewer than a quarter of maths entries from candidates aged 17 and over across the UK resulted in a pass at grade 4 or better, with the pass rate dropping from 23.7 per cent in 2018 to 22.3 per cent this summer, according to data from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
  • In English, the pass rate dropped from 34.2 per cent last year to 31.9 per cent in 2019.
  • Entries were up among 17-plus students in both subjects. There were 180,672 entries in maths, up by more than 8,000 from last year, and 162,667 entries in English, an increase of almost 2,000 from 2018.

According to the Department for Education’s condition of funding rule that applies to providers in England, all 16-19 students who have achieved a grade 3 in English or maths are required to retake the subject as part of their studies. Those with a grade 2 or lower can choose to take the reformed functional skills qualifications, which launch next month, instead.

  • View the 2019 GCSE results on the JCQ website
  • View a summary guide to this year’s GCSE results on the Ofqual website

You may also be interested in the following professional development courses:

  • GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) English
  • GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) maths

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