Channel Islands' students celebrate GCSE exam results

  • ITV Channel reporter Katya Fowler meets some of the students celebrating their GCSE results

Students across the Channel Islands have been celebrating their GCSE exam results.

More than two-thirds of Guernsey pupils achieved the equivalent of at least five A* to C grades, including English and Maths.

In Jersey where they broke down their results by exams rather than individual students, more than 8 in 10 GCSEs were graded at C or above.

Students from Beaulieu Convent School in Jersey receiving their results. Credit: ITV Channel TV

In both bailiwicks the number of grades ranging from 9-4 or A* to C was higher than in 2019 but slightly down on 2020 and 2021 when teacher-assessed grades were used because of the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Experts had predicted that marks will be lower this year as they move back in line with pre-Covid marking.

Last year, the proportion of GCSE exams awarded top marks reached an all-time high after students' results were decided by their teachers.

Marks were predicted to fall somewhere between those of 2021 and 2019, much like the A-Level results released last week.

Students from Victoria College with their results. Credit: ITV Channel TV

In Guernsey, the Grammar School received the highest marks with 97.3% of students getting five grades 9-4 or A* to C, including English and Maths.

Meanwhile in Jersey, overall 6% more 9-7 or A and A* grades were earned compared to the England average.