The results are in. After Scotland kicked things off with their Higher results in mid-August, A Levels followed in England and Wales on the 15th and GCSEs the week after that (as well as BTECs, WJECs, Nat 4s and Nat 5s). Up and down the country, teens spent their Summers nervously counting down the days. You’ll hopefully have had cause for celebration with some smashing grades and smiling faces. Before everything charges forward for next term though, let’s have a look at how everything went across the UK.
Since the big GCSE reforms in 2017, new curriculums and new grading systems have caused a fair amount of worry, controversy, and excitement too. The new 9-1 grading system that replaced the long-held A*-G was introduced in a handful of subjects in 2017, and they’ve now been phased across the remaining subjects. This makes it harder to compare with previous years, but we’ve still seen some impressive numbers.
We’re especially proud of one of our partner schools Ash Green School in Coventry, who got their highest number of top grades (7-9) ever! We worked with Ash Green to provide their pupils with in-school tuition.
— CoventryLive (@live_coventry) August 22, 2019
That’s not to mention another one of our partner schools who got record results. Penketh High School in Warrington also received their best GCSE results ever. Well done everyone!
Have we mentioned how proud of them we are?? 👏👏👏👏
Best ever GCSE results at Penketh High School | Warrington Guardian https://t.co/mRXmFOVSYC
— Penketh High School (@PenkethSchool) August 23, 2019
Teachers up and down the country were brimming with pride for their pupils too, and many found GIFs the best art form to express it…
— Sarah S. (@smishpixie) August 22, 2019
That’s on top of thousands of happy parents who couldn’t wait to tell the world how excited they were for their kids.
— Fiona McNamara (@Feemac20) August 22, 2019
If your teen’s a school leaver, their results might’ve had an even bigger bearing on their future. Whether they had a conditional university offer to meet, or an apprenticeship to get on to, the pressure for A Levelers is always a big deal for them. Here are some of the numbers…
Many school leavers tweeted their fears for the worst in the lead-up to A Level results too…
— winter bear🤟🏽 (@golden_delight7) August 13, 2019
But once they were out, teachers flocked to tell everyone how proud they were of their pupils.
Well done to all of the students during this very stressful time; we wish them every future success. We would like to thank the students, staff and parents it was a real team effort.#parrswood #sixthform #didsbury #alevelresults2019 pic.twitter.com/j43J63Kvra
— Parrs Wood High School (@official_pwhs) August 21, 2019
Parrs Wood High School (@official_pwhs) August 21, 2019
And in what’s become an annual tradition and a running joke, TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson tweeted to reassure everyone that you can be successful no matter what results you get…
— Aaron Anthony (@_Aaron_Anthony_) August 15, 2019
Although we’re sure there are wiser things to aim for than a Summer rental in France!
Congratulations to everyone! If you were happy with how your child did and felt that MyTutor lessons helped, we’d love to hear about it. You can write us a review on Trustpilot or review your tutor on the site.
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