Are IGCSEs easier than GCSEs?

Date: 04.01.2019

The Labour Party has claimed that GCSE reforms had favoured pupils in independent schools. Is this true? Here is an answer, of sorts, from FFT.

 

  • More A*-A grades were awarded in IGCSEs in English language and maths than we might expect given the comparator based on other subjects. 
  • Looking at A*-C grades, slightly more were awarded in both IGCSE and reformed GCSE English language and maths than we might expect given the comparator.

 

 

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