25 August 2022
Students in Jersey have once again been very successful in their GCSE examinations, achieving higher results compared to students in England, with 81.6% of GCSE/IGCSEs graded at 4-9 (or C and above), and 32.0% at the highest grades 7-9 (or A/A*).
In England, 73.0% of GCSEs were graded at 4-9, and 26.0% at 7-9.
1,453 Jersey pupils were entered for 9,207 GCSE/IGCSE examinations.
Percentage of results by grade
|Jersey 2022 (%)||9.0||10.1||12.9||14.9||20.4||14.4||10.9||4.9||1.7||0.8|
|England 2022 (%)||6.6||8.5||10.9||14.7||17.4||14.9||13||8.5||3.9||1.6|
|Jersey 2019 (%)||5.2||8.2||10.3||13.9||18.9||17.2||13.5||7.6||2.9||2.2|
In addition, a small number of pupils sat IGCSEs using the A* - G grading system. There were 36 entries and 27.8% were graded at A*/A and 55.6% were graded at C and above (comparable data for England is not available).
This academic year, students returned to sitting exams for the first time since 2019. For the past two years, summer exams did not take place and Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG) were awarded to students based on a range of evidence.
In response to the disruption to learning caused by COVID-19, the UK’s Department for Education and the examinations regulator, Ofqual, ran a consultation on what adaptations should be made to exams in 2022. The agreed adaptations included topics being released in advance of exams to support students’ revision, and alterations to exams and assessment grading.
Students who are concerned that they have been awarded the wrong grade can appeal and should speak to their school or college for feedback and advice.
Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Inna Gardiner, said: “I would like to congratulate all our students receiving their results today.
“Jersey students have once again achieved considerably higher than their English counterparts, with 8.6 percentage points higher graded 4 and above, and 6.0% points higher at graded 7 and above.
“Their achievements are even more impressive considering the challenges they have faced over the past two years, and I would also like to thank all of the teachers and parents, who have continued to support our young people through a difficult and disruptive period.”
Students who would like to discuss their options should contact the careers teacher at their school or college, or the Skills Jersey Careers Advice and Guidance Team, which is open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm on +44 (0)1534 449440.