GCSE results: girls fare better than boys under more rigorous courses

More than 25% of entries by girls got top grade of A, or 7, compared with 18.6% for boysGCSE results day 2019: live newsThe introduction of more rigorous GCSE courses in England and elsewhere in the UK appears to have benefited girls more than...

GCSE results: girls fare better than boys under more rigorous courses

More than 25% of entries by girls got top grade of A, or 7, compared with 18.6% for boys

The introduction of more rigorous GCSE courses in England and elsewhere in the UK appears to have benefited girls more than boys, including in subjects such as physics and maths, where girls have narrowed the gap in grades.

More than one in four exam entries by girls received top grades of A, or 7, and above in this summer’s exams in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, an improvement of half a percentage point to 25.3% compared with last year, while just 18.6% of entries by boys achieved the same grades.

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