GCSE results are out today
Written by Gavin on 20th August 2020
GCSE students will receive their grades today following last week’s chaos with A-level results.
The grades have been largely based on school predictions, rather than the controversial algorithm which led to thousands of sixth formers having results downgraded, and even missing university places, before the government’s U-turn.
It means overall, GCSE results are likely to be much higher than normal.
Students will be given grades based on whichever is higher between teacher estimates and the moderated, algorithm results.
Statement from Education Minister, Kirsty Williams
“I want to send my very best wishes to everyone who receives their results today.
“Due to the many changes we’ve had to make this year in exceptional circumstances, you’ve had to make many sacrifices.
“It has been a year like no other, and today will feel a bit different.
“These results are a reflection and reward for your hard work, prior attainment in exams, and school assessment, so you should be very proud of what you have achieved.
“I hope you get the grades you’d hoped for, and you can continue with your journey in the autumn, whether this is onto college, apprenticeship or staying on at school.
“Although many of you will be pleased with your results and excited for your next step, if you didn’t get what you’d hoped, there’s plenty of options & advice on Working Wales.
“Best of luck, and best wishes for the future.”