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GCSE results day 2019: live news

Follow live coverage as hundreds of thousands of teenagers find out how they did under the tougher grading systemUnion warn changes have left students stressed and demoralisedShare your reaction and experiences 8.38am BST It is not the end of the world…

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Share your reaction and experiences to GCSE results day 2019

Share photos, videos and stories with us as pupils across the country get their GCSE resultsAs we reach the third results day since the new, tougher GCSE exams were introduced, we would like to hear your experiences. Related: GCSE results day 2019: liv…

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Pupils receive GCSE results as concerns raised over new format

Leading teaching unions say changes have left students stressed and demoralisedHundreds of thousands of young people are receiving their GCSE results after the biggest shake-up of the exams for a generation.GCSEs in England have been toughened up with …

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Don’t despair if GSCE results day doesn’t go your way – life is only just beginning | Adrian Chiles

I failed German and music, and my friends did even worse, but things turned out OK for us in the endIt is GCSE results day on Thursday. One way or another, my younger daughter will be having a morning to remember; we all will.We are just back from Croa…

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Meritocracy is a myth – so don’t judge people on their GCSE grades | Michael Segalov

Until pupils from all sections of society have an equal chance of success, exam results should not be taken at face valueOn exam results days, there’s now something of a social media tradition of those long out of the school system sharing stories of s…

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Social media pressures ‘driving up exam stress in girls’

Ahead of GCSE results, Girlguiding warns of expectation to post online and schools seeking acclaimPublicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after it …

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Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

Analysis shows reversal in attainment gap between poor pupils and wealthy classmates Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment gap between rich …

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‘I cried and he cried’: the highs and lows of exam results day for teachers

Opening GCSE and A-level results can mean tears or elation for students – but also for their teachers Continue reading…