Students across the Bailiwick are celebrating their GCSE and Level 2 grades today – whilst the pass rate has dropped compared to the two mid-pandemic years, it remains higher than in 2019.
Overall, 67.2% of students achieved at least five A*-C/9-4 grades including English and Mathematics, down 2.4% and 5% on 2021 and 2020 respectively.
But today’s results have surpassed the Bailiwick-wide pass rate in 2019, which was the last year students sat exams, where it was 63.9%.
The States say these results are impressive, considering the challenging circumstances and disruption to education over recent years.
They also noted that England’s exam regulator, Ofqual, has echoed this point, calling 2022 a “transition year”.
As in the previous two years, school leaders will be analysing the results under the new Attainment 8 system,and the results will be published in January.
Results for students at The Guernsey Institute will be published in October in line with England.
Pictured: A breakdown of GCSE grades over the last five years.
This year, 98.7% of The Grammar School’s students achieved five or more GCSEs which were marked at grades 4/C and above.
St. Anne’s school in Alderney followed with 90.9%, then Les Beaucamps at 63.2%, St. Sampsons at 62.2%, La Mare de Carteret at 46.9%, and Les Voies achieved 42.9%.
Deputy Bob Murray, Vice-President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said students have been learning in an environment that is “anything but normal” over the last two years.
“On behalf of the Committee, I’d like to congratulate each and every student who received their envelopes this morning for overcoming those challenges. I hope their results reflect the work they have put in," he said.
“I’d also like to thank teaching staff for their hard work in helping our students through these difficult times and ensuring they can deliver when it comes time to put pen to paper in an exam hall.”
Pictured: Deputy Bob Murray welcomed the results today.
Liz Coffey, Executive Principal of the Secondary School Partnership, similarly hailed the efforts of students and teachers.
“They have shown resilience and perseverance, and hopefully that will be reflected in their results,” she said
“I am sure all students will be keen to join me in thanking everyone who has supported you throughout their education, and I know we as staff will be eager to hear of your future successes as you embark on the next steps of your journey.”
Wendy Wilson, Headteacher of St. Anne's School, Alderney, said: Each success story is grounded in the solid relationships fostered at our school, the dedication of staff and the diligent support of our parents. Thank you to all of our teachers from early years, infant, junior and secondary."
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