Jersey students have performed better than students in England, according to official figures released by the States.
For the first time this year, GCSE results include numbered grades (1-9) in mathematics, English literature and English language. All other subjects are still marked using the A*-G system.
Students who took exams this summer in the island achieved 70.6% at grades C/4 and above, compared to 66.1% in England.
24% of Jersey students achieved the highest grades compared to 19.8% in England.