Exam re-sits on the horizon
More than a third of 16-yearolds in Kent failed to pass their English and maths GCSEs this year, according to the Department for Education.
Figures for the 2017-18 academic year show 37% of students didn’t reach the required pass grade in the core compulsory subjects.
Those 5,717 students are now facing resits in June next year.
A total of 15,578 students took their GCSEs this year. Most of the exams are now graded on a 1-9 scale under the new system. A pass grade, previously a C, is now a 4.
The Government has defined a grade 5 as a ‘strong pass’, which would fall between a B and a C in the old system.
Girls were more successful than boys, with 68% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths compared with 59%
More than 5,700 students face re-taking English and maths GCSEs next year