1. ITV Report

More Jersey pupils than ever achieve top GCSE grades

Over a quarter of youngsters have received a grade 7 or above which equates to an A-A* under the old grading system. Credit: ITV Channel TV

More pupils than ever in Jersey have achieved the top grades in their GCSE results.

Over a quarter of youngsters have received a grade 7 or above in this year's exams.

That equates to a A*-A grade under the old system of grading.

However, those achieving a grade 4 and above (a C grade and higher) went down from 77% in 2018 to 74.4% this year.

The Group Director of Education in Jersey says the results are a positive reflection of the hard work being done by pupils and staff in the island's schools.

I would like to congratulate our students for working hard to achieve this milestone which marks the end of compulsory education but also the start of an exciting new chapter, whether they go on to further education or employment. I would also like to thank teachers, parents and carers for supporting our young people.

– Seán O’Regan, the Group Director of Education for the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills
Over a quarter of pupils in Jersey have achieved a grade 7 and above. Credit: States of Jersey

Pupils taking Level 2 vocational courses have also done well with 138 students from Highlands College achieving a 92% pass rate, with 52% of them gaining a distinction.