Nationally, the 2023 GCSE results are similar to those that were awarded to students before the pandemic, with Coventry schools and students celebrating yet another year of great achievements.
More than two-thirds of Coventry secondary schools saw improved results in the strong pass (grades 9-5) in English and Maths combined – an important indicator for student progression to successful post-16 study, apprenticeships and future careers.
Compared to 2019, the 2023 Coventry provisional GCSE results show the following:
· An improvement in English and Maths combined in both the Strong Pass (grades 9-5) and the Standard Pass (grades 9-4).
· An improvement in Maths in both the Strong Pass (grades 9-5) and the Standard Pass (grades 9-4).
· An improvement in English in both the Strong Pass (grades 9-5) and the Standard Pass (grades 9-4).
· Consistency in Attainment 8 (results across 8 subjects) which remained the same in 2023.
Cllr Dr Kindy Sandhu, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said she was “delighted to see another year of improvements for the city. These results show how hard young people have worked over the last couple of years and reflects their efforts and determination to succeed whatever the circumstances.
“Obviously, they have been incredibly well supported by their families and teachers and staff at their school and for this I’m always immensely grateful and proud. It takes a great team effort to prepare students for their exams and everyone has done a fantastic job to achieve these results.
Kirston Nelson, Chief Partnership Officer/Director of Education and Skills, said: “Congratulations to all our students and our family of schools on their 2023 results, I am so proud of what they have managed to achieve. This really shows young people’s commitment and resilience. This year, as ever, they have done themselves and the city proud.
“We know there will be some students who will be disappointed and who, despite their hard work, will not have received the grades they wished for. Our advice is not to panic and to talk to their teachers and careers advisors and family about their next steps.”
Additional advice and guidance is available from the National Careers Service which provides free and impartial information and advice, with professional careers advisers available to speak via webchat. Their Exam Results Helpline 0800 100 900 is also available to help young people and their parents think about their next steps and explore the best pathway for them – open weekdays 8am-8pm, Sat and bank holidays from 10am-5pm. Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers.