• 'Attenborough effect' is 'fuelling' interest in GCSE science

    The “Attenborough effect” – where pupils want to “make a difference” in the world – is fuelling an interest in science, the vice president of Pearson has said. In England, 767,722 16-year-olds took science double award this year – a rise of 5.1 per cent (37,132) from the 730,590 pupils who entered the exam last

    17.52 Aug. 22nd, 2019 | News

  • GCSE results 2019: Six interesting things we have learned

    GCSE results are out this morning – here’s your usual handy Schools Week round up of the key trends. One thing to note: From a Schools Week perspective, the most useful data for our readers is the England 16-year-olds data. Wales and Northern Ireland run their GCSEs differently to England, so UK-wide data isn’t useful.

    9.35 Aug. 22nd, 2019 | News

  • How to apply for re-marks and appeal GCSE results 2019

    GCSE results are on the horizon. If a grade doesn’t seem right, there are still some options available. Each exam board takes a different approach to re-marks*, appeals and the fees they charge, so Schools Week has collated the latest information on how the system will work this year. (*Exam boards have renamed re-marks as

    10.20 Aug. 21st, 2019 | Feature

  • Character or attainment: which would you choose?

    Parents and teachers value the character development of young people more than exam results, but may need support to recognise that they share this priority, says Rachael Hunter The inclusion of character education in the draft Ofsted framework for inspection of schools was another significant step towards ensuring children receive an education that prioritises academic

    5.00 Feb. 10th, 2019 | Opinion

  • GCSE results 2018: Send us your (non-traditional) success stories!

    Teenagers across England will find out the results of their GCSEs tomorrow. Every year, Schools Week takes an alternative approach to reporting pupil success stories. Usually, we focus uniquely on those who attend secondary modern schools – non-selective schools that recruit from the same neighbourhood as grammar schools. We do this, not to ‘condone’ a selective school system, but

    14.44 Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Feature

  • Heads scramble to understand GCSE data after trio of problems

    A trio of changes has left school leaders at a loss when trying to assess their own performance data this year. Following the release of the 2017 GCSE results on Thursday (August 24), school leaders have expressed concerns to Schools Week that data presented to them has been too complex and confusing to fully understand its meaning.

    5.00 Aug. 27th, 2017 | News

  • GCSE Results 2017: Spanish

    Here are tables of this year’s GCSE Spanish results in England compared with previous years. Spanish GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years Spanish GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years: cumulative Percentage of pupils who achieved (at least) each grade   Key Green: Higher than previous year Orange: Same as previous year

    12.03 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Exam results

  • GCSE Results 2017: Religious studies

    Here are tables of this year’s GCSE religious studies results in England compared with previous years. Religious studies GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years Religious studies GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years: cumulative Percentage of pupils who achieved (at least) each grade   Key Green: Higher than previous year Orange: Same

    12.03 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Exam results

  • GCSE Results 2017: Science

    Here are tables of this year’s GCSE science results in England compared with previous years. Science GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years Science GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years: cumulative Percentage of pupils who achieved (at least) each grade   Key Green: Higher than previous year Orange: Same as previous year

    12.02 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Exam results

  • GCSE Results 2017: Physics

    Here are tables of this year’s GCSE physics results in England compared with previous years. Physics GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years Physics GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years: cumulative Percentage of pupils who achieved (at least) each grade   Key Green: Higher than previous year Orange: Same as previous year

    11.57 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Exam results

  • GCSE Results 2017: Music

    Here are tables of this year’s GCSE music results in England compared with previous years. Music GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years Music GCSE results in 2017, compared with previous years: cumulative Percentage of pupils who achieved (at least) each grade   Key Green: Higher than previous year Orange: Same as previous year

    10.23 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Exam results