Release date: 22 August 2019
GCSE results show that there has been a slight increase in the number of pupils across West Sussex who have achieved passes in English and Maths.
Figures show that an average of 65.7% secured passes in both English and Maths, compared to 65.4% in 2018.
Results in West Sussex are slightly lower than the average across England, Wales and Northern Ireland of 67.3% achieving passes in both English and Maths.
Most GCSE results in England are now being graded from 9 to 1, with 7 the equivalent to an A and 4 a C grade.
Early figures provided by West Sussex schools and academies combined show:
• The proportion of West Sussex students achieving the pass level Grade 4 (equivalent of a C grade) has gone up by 0.3%
• Early data shows that Schools’ Attainment 8 scores (the average of their students’ grades across eight key subjects) has fallen slightly compared to last year, to 44.5.
Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “I know pupils across the county, as well as teachers and school staff, have worked very hard during the past two years. I’m delighted that this has led to an increase in this year’s pass rate.
“I pass on my congratulations to those who have received their results and are now planning their next move, whether that is further study, employment or training.”
Students who did not achieve the grades they wanted are encouraged to speak to their school or college about the opportunities still available to them.
The results are provisional until the Department for Education issues more detailed examination results later this year and the figures have been confirmed.