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GCSE results 2012 to 2017 (FOI)

GCSE results 2012 to 2017 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 23 February 2018.


Please could I have the headline GCSE figures (5 A* to C) including maths & English for the last five academic years 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 for all states funded private and state secondary schools on the Island, as well as the average for the Island in each of the years identified.


All Island results prior to 2017 are already published and are therefore absolutely exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. They can be found using the following link:

GCSE and equivalent results in Jersey

The publication for GCSE results in the academic year 2016/17 will be published the week beginning 7 March 2018, in line with the Department’s publication schedule and is therefore exempt under Article 36 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. The publication schedule can be viewed at the following link:

Department publication schedule

In 2017 a numeric grading system was introduced for GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and mathematics. Exam results in these three GCSE subjects moved to a 9 - 1 grading system, replacing A* - G. There is no exact correlation between the old letter grades, and the new numeric grades which means that comparisons with previous years becomes more difficult.

The table below lists the percentage of pupils that achieved 5 A* - C in 2013 - 2016 and 5 A* - C / 9 - 4 in 2017:

​School​20132014​2015​2016​2017​ *
​Grainville​21%​27% ​36%​52%​49%
​Haute Vallée​15%​22%​25%​25%​27%
​Hautlieu   ​97%​94% ​88%  ​91%​98%
​Jersey College for Girls​97%​99%​97% ​99%​97%
​Le Rocquier​24%​45%​34%​30% ​33%
​Les Quennevais​46%​35%​26%​38% ​55%
​Victoria College ​94%​95%​ 95%​92%​98%

*Prior to 2017, pupils needed to enter English literature and achieve a C or above in English language in order to achieve 5 A* - C including English and mathematics. In 2017, pupils could achieve a C / 4 in either language or literature, even if only one of the two was entered. This means that the figures for 2017 are not directly comparable to those for previous years.

The data above represents only States of Jersey maintained and fee-paying maintained schools. It does not include the private secondary schools, Beaulieu Convent School or De La Salle College.

Exemptions applied

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Article 36 Information intended for future publication

(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant–

(a) of the date when the information will be published;

(b) of the manner in which it will be published; and

(c) by whom it will be published.

(3) In this Article, “published” means published–

(a) by a public authority; or

(b) by any other person.

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