Monthly Archives: August 2022

Independent schools might not have gamed the system but the grades they awarded in 2020 and 2021 were still unfair – Education Datalab blog

The publication last week of GCSE and A-Level results following the return of exams shone the spotlight again on the grades awarded by independent schools during the pandemic when grades were awarded by schools. We had previously expressed doubts about … Continue reading

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Why don’t more pupils study modern foreign languages at GCSE? – Education Datalab blog

When this year’s GCSE results came out, we were surprised to see that entries to Spanish had fallen. We’d actually predicted – based on provisional data – that they’d increase, and that entries to languages overall would be up. This … Continue reading

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Some more things we’ve learned about schools’ GCSE results – Education Datalab blog

We’ve so far collected 2022 GCSE data from over 1,000 state-funded secondary schools covering 174,000 pupils, roughly a third of the national cohort. The data used in this blogpost is from our 2022 GCSE Early Results Service.  As well as … Continue reading

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GCSE Results 2022: What does the National Reference Test tell us about how achievement in maths and English over time? – Education Datalab blog

Congratulations to all the young people who got their GCSE results today! While the mainstream media attention will likely be showing lots of pictures of Year 11s hugging or other such images (Teacher Tapp bingo anyone? ) I am going … Continue reading

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GCSE results 2022: The main trends in grades and entries – Education Datalab blog

Today sees the release of the first set of GCSE results awarded by public examination since before the start of the pandemic. Both JCQ and Ofqual have produced high-level national statistics summarising attainment overall and in different subjects. In this … Continue reading

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Six things to look out for on GCSE results day – Education Datalab blog

GCSE exam results are out on Thursday, for the first time since 2019. Here’s our round up of what we expect to happen on the day (and a few things that we won’t find out until later). Grades will fall … Continue reading

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Did independent schools really “fiddle” their A-Level grades more than other schools in 2021? – Education Datalab blog

It’s August. And that can mean only one thing – results season is back! Of course, when A-Level results were released last Thursday, one specific thing grabbed the headlines – the sharp fall in 2022 grades compared to 2020 and … Continue reading

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A-Level results 2022: The main trends in grades and entries – Education Datalab blog

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Four things to look out for on A-Level results day – Education Datalab blog

Tomorrow is A-Level results day. More eagerly anticipated than ever, perhaps, as results have been determined by external exams for the first time in three years. Here’s what to expect. Grades will be lower than 2021 and 2020, but higher … Continue reading

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Which A-Level subjects are the most popular? – Education Datalab blog

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