GCSE results show continued improvements across Coventry

Grades across the city have shown a slight uplift, especially in English.

GCSE results were released to students across the country yesterday, and pupils in Coventry have a good reason to celebrate as grades across the city have shown a slight uplift, especially in English.

Citywide improvements have been recorded in:

  • Attainment 8 (results across 8 subjects) – up by 0.1 points
  • Strong pass (grades 9-5) in English and Maths combined – up by 0.1 ppts
  • Strong pass (grades 9-5) in English – up by 0.8 ppts
  • Standard pass (grades 9-4) in English – up by 1.3 ppts

Improvements have also been made in several other GCSE subjects including science, humanities and languages. These are reflected in the improved Attainment 8 scores.

Early indications demonstrate the majority of Coventry’s secondary schools have improved results in at least one of the above indicators.  The biggest improvement was in the English standard pass rate, up by 1.3 ppts from the previous year to 72.8%. 

GCSE reforms continued for the third year, with exams being graded at 9-1 and designed to be more rigorous, better preparing young people for further study and the world of work.

Councillor Kevin Maton, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills praised the hard work and effort put in by everyone involved at GCSE level.

He said: “Congratulations to all those collecting their GCSE results today. These results are a stepping stone into the next stage of life for young people and are the culmination of great effort from pupils, parents and schools. I’m particularly impressed with the city’s improvements in English.

“The Council, our schools, colleges and our partners are all set to help students make well-informed choices about their next steps – whether that’s sixth-form, further education or apprenticeships.

“There are so many options for young people to pursue their aspirations, and there’s no single route to success. Regardless of the outcome of today’s results, I hope that every Coventry pupil will be inspired to continue to keep following their ambitions.”