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Richmond upon Thames students celebrate GCSE results

25 August 2023

Richmond Council has shared its congratulations to students in Richmond upon Thames who received their GCSE results. Following the return to pre-pandemic grade boundaries, this year’s local GCSE results have improved on those of 2019. 

Whilst there has been a national decline in results, students in the borough have outperformed their counterparts with grades remaining above the national average across a majority of subjects.

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said:

“Well done to all the students in Richmond upon Thames who picked up their GCSE results. The past few years have been challenging for young people with the significant disruptions to schooling and the high standard of the results achieved speaks to the incredible drive of pupils, teachers and other school staff as well as the tremendous ongoing support offered by parents and carers. I hope that students will be celebrating today, and planning what their next steps are – congratulations to everyone.”

Provisional figures show that 84% of pupils achieved a grade four or above in English and maths, which compares favourably to the 2019 national average of 65%.

66% of students in Richmond upon Thames also secured a grade five or above, which is deemed ‘strong’ pass in both subjects.

The proportion of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate, which considers performance across a range of subjects including humanities, languages and science, also remains well above national results.

Waiting for exam results can be a stressful time for students. To support the mental health of young people in Richmond upon Thames young people can access Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous place for young people to find online support and counselling. 

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Updated: 25 August 2023

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