Thursday, August 22, 2019

Highs and lows of 2019 GCSE results – in pictures

More than 700,000 teenagers received their GCSE results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Thursday. The system has been overhauled in recent...

‘I thought I was going to fail!’ – pupils relieved by good GCSE results

“I thought I was going to fail maths – I’ve been dreaming about it every night,” said Niamh Jamieson, holding a tear-stained GCSE...

Why are children forced to choose between the arts? The Ebacc must go |...

All children should be required to take at least one arts GCSE and there should be no restriction on taking more than one....

What to do if you have failed your GCSEs

Not getting the grades you’ve been hoping for is the worst (Picture: Getty)Today is GCSE results day which means thousands of nervous teenagers...

All the free food you can get this GCSE results day

She’s just excited about the free food (Picture: Getty)Today is GCSE results day, which means you’ll see countless news reports focusing on people...

Should we abolish private schools? – video

A disproportionate number of people who occupy the top jobs across the UK – from the prime minister and leading politicians to judges...

GCSE results: girls fare better than boys under more rigorous courses

The introduction of more rigorous GCSE courses in England and elsewhere in the UK appears to have benefited girls more than boys, including...

How to retake your GCSE exams and can you get GCSE exam papers remarked?

Some students will want to retake some of their exams (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)Today is GCSE results day and many...

GCSE results day 2019: live news

Welcome to the Guardian’s GCSE live blog as more than 700,000 teenagers, and their anxious parents, prepare for GCSE results this morning. In England...

Share your reaction and experiences to GCSE results day 2019

As we reach the third results day since the new, tougher GCSE exams were introduced, we would like to hear your experiences. The reformed...

Parents paying kids up to £5,000 for passing their GCSEs

That’s a lot of cash (Pictures: Getty)The long-awaited day has arrived as thousands of teenagers across the country nervously pick up their GCSE...

GCSE results day 2019 and what the new 1-9 grading system means

The new system came into effect two years ago (Picture: Bloomberg)GCSEs in England have undergone sweeping changes as part of education reforms that...

Do universities care about your GCSE results?

Are you already thinking about universities? (Picture: PA)Teenagers up and down the country have spent the past few months worrying about their GCSE...

As an Iranian academic, I'm fed up of being asked to focus on poverty...

“If you decide to stay in Europe and enjoy your freedom here instead of going back, nothing will change. So why don’t you...

What happened when I got in touch with three of my old teachers |...

Only a few people seem to remain in touch with any of their schoolteachers. This seems a shame to me. If I had...

GCSE grade boundaries 2019 explained: What is a pass at GCSE?

Exam time is over for another year (Picture: Getty)Today, thousands of young people across the UK will be opening their GCSE results in...

GCSE results day 2019 – live: Students wait to receive results of tough new...

Under England's exams overhaul, GCSEs have been toughened up, with less coursework, and exams at the end...

Can you pass this GCSE maths test?

GCSEs are probably a lot harder than you think (Picture: Getty)You might be one of those adults who reckons they could walk back...

Pupils 'refusing to sit GCSE exams in new tougher format'

Pupils have been so demoralised by the new, tougher GCSE format in England that some refused to sit the exams this year, while...

Don’t despair if GSCE results day doesn’t go your way – life is only...

It is GCSE results day on Thursday. One way or another, my younger daughter will be having a morning to remember; we all...

Meritocracy is a myth – so don't judge people on their GCSE grades |...

On exam results days, there’s now something of a social media tradition of those long out of the school system sharing stories of...

Social media pressures 'driving up exam stress in girls'

Publicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after...

Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment...