STUDENTS across North Somerset will be receiving their GCSE results tomorrow (Thursday, August 24, 2023).

The grades students receive tomorrow is the result of two years of hard work, with an additional three years of high school preparing for this very moment.

Many students may not quite get the grades they wanted this year, though.

Exams regulator Ofqual has said a return to pre-pandemic grading means this year’s national GCSE results in England will be lower than last year and similar to levels in 2019 – the year before coronavirus.

It is thought that around 300,000 fewer top GCSE grades could be awarded, which could have an impact on students' next steps.

Prof Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham, said: “The restoration of the 2019 grade pattern in England will result in another record drop in top GCSE grades as the profligacy of teacher assessment is reversed."

No matter what happens, we wish you the best of luck.

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