24 August 2023
Students in Jersey have celebrated their GCSE results, achieving overall results that are better than
their English counterparts.
In Jersey 73.7% of GCSE/IGCSEs graded at 4-9 (or C and above), and 24.7% at the highest grades 7-
9 (or A/A*). This compares favorably to England, where 67.8% of GCSE/IGCSEs graded at 4-9 (or C
and above), and 21.6% at the highest grades 7-9 (or A/A*).
In addition, a small number of pupils sat IGCSEs using the A* - G grading system. There were 6
entries, they were all graded at C and above (comparable data for England is not available).
Due to COVID-19, summer examinations were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. Instead, students were
assessed using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG), which were awarded to students based on a range
In 2022, the UK’s Department for Education and examinations regulator, Ofqual, announced that
students would be offered additional support to help them transition back to sitting exams,
including changes to coursework, support materials, advance information, and less optional
Some additional support has been retained in 2023, including changes to exam timetables, and the
inclusion of support materials for some subjects.
Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Inna Gardiner, said: “I would like to congratulate all the
students who are receiving their results today: every one of you should be proud of your own
individual journey and your personal achievements.
“Today marks the end of one phase of our young people’s education, but for many it is also the
start of exciting new opportunities, whether that be moving on to further study or starting an