GCSE passes up, but top grades down

GCSE grades A* to C have risen slightly this year, but top A* and A grades have edged down. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving the results of summer exams. In broadly stable results, the proportion of A* to C grades rose to 69%, up from 68.8% last year, but A* grades fell by 0.1 percentage points. Read More.