Here are the trends in English language GCSE grades for 2019.

The data shows a rise in the top grades at GCSE English language this year, with more results being awarded at grades 8 (5.5 per cent) and 9 (2.8 per cent). However, the proportion of grade 7’s has fallen dramatically, from 9.7 per cent last year to 9.1 per cent this year. Despite this, there has been an increase in the proportion of grades awarded at a grade 4, with 17.1 per cent of all results being awarded at the pass mark, up from 16.8 per cent last year.

Entries in the subject have risen, from 682,359 last year to 707,059 this year.

The data for the results is based only on 16-year-olds in England. The entries data is England all ages.

For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page.

For more of our GCSE results coverage, we have six interesting things we’ve learnt from results day, a rise in top grades including grade 9s, and concerns over a drop in non-Ebacc subjects.

GCSE English language results comparison 2019

GCSE English language entries 2019

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