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Detailed analysis of summer 2016 GCSE results

Detailed analysis of summer 2016 GCSE results

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Key points:

  1. Outcomes for 16-year-old students at grades A* to C for English, English literature and mathematics have remained stable between summer 2015 and summer 2016 when combined across GCSE and level 1/2 certificate qualifications (also known as international GCSEs).
  2. Entries for 16-year-old students increased in the majority of other EBacc subjects in summer 2016. On average, schools tended to enter more 16-year-old students for EBacc subjects in summer 2016 compared to summer 2015.
  3. In general, results for 16-year-old students in the majority of EBacc subjects tended to be lower in summer 2016 than in summer 2015. This appears to be due to an increase of less able students taking EBacc subjects in summer 2016.