Proportion of GCSE entries that achieved a high pass grade in the UK 1988-2019

In 2019 just over a fifth of GCSE entries in the United Kingdom earned a grade of A/7 or higher. The higher pass rate for students at this educational level increased from 8.4 percent in 1988 to 23.2 percent by 2011, before the pass rate dropped slightly to the levels seen in recent years.

Proportion of GCSE entries awarded a A/7 or higher in the United Kingdom between 1988 and 2019

Share of GSCE entries that were A/7 or higher
201920.8%
201820.5%
201720%
201620.5%
201521.1%
201421%
201321.3%
201222.4%
201123.2%
201022.6%
200921.6%
200820.7%
200719.5%
200619.1%
200518.4%
200417.2%
200316.7%
200216.4%
200116.1%
200015.8%
199915.2%
199814.7%
199714.1%
199613.7%
199513.1%
199413%
199312.5%
199212.3%
199111.4%
199010.8%
19899.9%
19888.4%
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

1988 to 2019

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