GCSE Pass Rate In West Midlands Drops

23 August 2018, 12:38 | Updated: 23 August 2018, 12:55

GCSE exams

The GCSE pass rate in the West Milands has gone down this year.

63% of teenagers in the region got the pass rate of a 4 or above. 

This year the A* to G grades were scrapped for 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade

Capital was at Swanshurst School for girls in Birmingham this morning.

The proportion of GCSE entries receiving the top grades nationally has gone up.

Just over one in five scored at least an A or the new grade 7, after the biggest changes to the exams for a generation.

More girls scored straight top grades than boys.