Swindon’s GCSE pupils celebrate results after two tough COVID-hit years

More than 2,000 pupils in schools across Swindon received their results today.

Published: Friday, 13th August 2021

Today’s provisional results show that 73 per cent of Swindon pupils attained a Grade 4 or above and 50 percent of Swindon pupils attained a Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths GCSEs. (Due to technical difficulties, results from two schools are yet to be submitted).

Under the grading system, which has been gradually phased in since 2017, GCSEs are ranked on a 9-1 scale, where 9 is the top grade and a grade 4 is a pass roughly in line with the former Grade C.

This year results have been awarded on centre-assessed grades provided by schools as exams were cancelled due to the pandemic. Schools followed strict grading criteria and submitted results in June. Today’s results reflect the centre assessed grades after Exam Board validation.

Councillor Tim Swinyard, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Levelling Up, Communities and Place, said: “This has been an extremely difficult year for pupils taking all exams in our education settings in Swindon. A very special well done should be given to all participating and those teaching and supporting students. We want to wish you the best of luck in your future education.”

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