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Education Minister praises Jersey teachers after 'outstanding' results

Students across the Channel Islands have been collecting their GCSE results this morning. Credit: ITV Channel TV

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.

Deputy Rod Bryans Credit: ITV Channel TV

These are outstanding results in a time of great change. These are the first results from students who have taken the new GCSE syllabus in English and maths, which have more demanding content and greater focus on final exams. Teachers in all our schools deserve extra recognition for the work involved in introducing a new system and guiding our young people through it. GCSE results are the culmination of 12 years of education and a time for celebrating the hard work of the students and the support of their families. But this year more than ever I would like to thank the teachers for their dedication and professionalism in working with the Department on our principle aim of raising standards.

– Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans

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