Guide to GCSE results summer 2022

This is the first summer exam series since 2019

25 August 2022 GCSE results we are publishing

Overall GCSE results are higher than in 2019

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published results in England for GCSE, overall and by subject

The 9-1 grading scheme was brought in alongside a new GCSE curriculum in England.

The highest grade is now 9, while 1 is the lowest. The U grade, meaning "ungraded", remains the same

Exams watchdog Ofqual has said fewer grade 9s will have been awarded than A s"to identify exceptional performance"

Pupils will have needed a 4 for a "standard pass" and 5 for a "strong pass".

Many sixth forms insist on a minimum number of 5s or 6s as a condition of entry for further study.