Official: Hampshire is a great place to study GCSEs

Final 2019 GCSE performance statistics released today (6 February 2020) confirm that Hampshire pupils continue to perform better than their peers nationally at the end of Year 11

Feb 6 2020

Commenting, Councillor Roz Chadd, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “These latest figures reaffirm that Hampshire schools are great place to learn, and our pupils finish their secondary years well placed for the next stage of their education.”

In Hampshire, 68.4 per cent of pupils taking the exams achieved a pass at grade 4 in English and mathematics, compared to 66.7 per cent last year and a national average of 64.9 per cent.

The ‘attainment 8’ outcome, which measures the results across the wider curriculum, has also improved from a score of 47.2 in 2018 to 47.6 in 2019, comfortably above the national average of 46.8.

Today’s figures are the final analysis of GCSE grades following examinations taken in 2019, adjusted to take account of the outcome of appeals. Last year’s exams saw the final rollout of the three-year implementation of the 1 to 9 grade ratings for GCSEs - with 9 being at the very top of the scale and a pass grade being 4 or above.

Cllr Chadd added: “GCSEs are a crucial foundation for young people going into further education, training and employment, so it is heartening to see continued high performance.”

In conclusion, Cllr Chadd said: “Hampshire’s consistently high standards in education are reflected in well over 90 per cent of our schools being judged good or outstanding by Ofsted. Where a school requires it, Hampshire offers a very successful Schools Improvement Service to help all our schools achieve the highest possible standards.”