GCSE exam results 2012

23 August 2012

As with every year, today saw tears of both elation and despair as students around the country received their GCSE exam results following examinations earlier in the summer. We would like to congratulate all pupils of the 2012 cohort at EducateFirst on their outstanding success. The excellent set of results is testimony only to the hard work put in by our pupils throughout the academic year.

Not all students were pleased with their results as grades plummeted for the first time in the exam’s 24-year history following a radical toughening up of standards. In all, the proportion of test papers marked at least an A fell by 0.8 percentage points to 22.4% – the first annual drop since GCSE exams were first sat in 1988. Elite A* grades also fell by 0.5 percentage points to 7.3%. Several factors are likely to have contributed to the drop is grades this year: the introduction of new marking rules, alterations to grade boundaries, harder exam papers in certain subjects, a cut in the number of students sitting easier vocational qualifications.

In this ever-competitive climate, it is essential that students are helped to develop the skills essential to succeed in the future. Following precedent from previous years, tutors at EducateFirst will continue to build on the success evident not only in exam results but also the overall growth of confidence in our pupils.

With the new academic year fast approaching, the EducateFirst team has been busy in preparation for classes set to commence on Saturday 6 October. In particular, the opening of the new Bradford centre will be a major feat in the project’s history. We look forward to the return of familiar faces, whilst also welcoming new pupils set to join us at The Grange Interlink Centre, Bradford.

Once again, congratulations to all our students on their exceptional achievements. Well done to all for their sustained hard work and dedication and a big thank you to our tutors who are committed to providing only the highest quality of education.

19 thoughts on “GCSE exam results 2012”

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  2. Jamie Sanders

    They can no longer say that GCSE exams are getting easier each year. I think that this trend will continue for a few years.

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  6. Jahangir Amin

    Great information on education. Your website is really useful. Anyonw have any comments on the government scrapping GCSEs? Is this a good or bad move? Does changes always mean good?

  7. How much are your gcse classes for 1 hour? my frend goes to class and says its very useful to him. Please help me register.

    1. EducateFirst

      We offer classes in Maths, English and Science at four centres (Leeds, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Bradford). Children between 5 and 16 years may attend. Each class is ONLY £6.25 per 1-hour lesson. That’s ONLY £25 per month. Please register online under our classes section: http://www.educatefirst.co.uk/classes – HURRY as placed are LIMITED.

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  9. I wonder what the exam results will be like this year after all the changes the government has made and the way the whole exam marking was messed up last year.

  10. As parents we are quite nervous for this year’s GCSE exams as our son will be sitting them. However, I know he has got some superb support in tuition from your tutors and that has really helped him. Let’s see if he gets his A’s and B’s as predicted. Anyway, we will be making a donation to your classes as they have been a great help.

    Thank you to all your tutors.

    Akbar Ali

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  12. EducateFirst has really helped me with my exams. I could not have built up so much confidence without their help. The managers at the Bradford centre are simply amazing people who have helped me over the past year. I was expecting a grade C but my teachers say that I am now aiming for an A.

    I used to have a home tutor who used to charge my dad £26 for 1 hour but I did not really learn anything. When I started going to the classes with EduacteFirst I only paid £25 for the full month and it really started to help. The teachers were better than my school teachers and they explained things differently and properly by taking their time. Me and my dad were thinking that I will not get much help as they teach in a class but the teachers come round and help individual students. There were only 4 students in my class.

    I have now finished all my exams, but I am still dreading my results. I know I have done better than I would have done especially in maths and science.

    I really want to come back to the classes next year and hope that you will be able to run A-level classes.

    Thank you.

  13. I am doing my GCSE exams next year and am very worried about them. I have not done too badly in the mocks but the real exams are scary. Is there any tuition I can get for my GCSEs as I really want to get a grade C in all my subjects. That would mean I can go to college and enrol on my technology course. I also hope to go to university like my older sister.

    Please let me know if educate first can help.


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  15. Happy parent

    Hello. I found your website on my new iPhone and I found some of the articles very interesting. You have a lot of information for parents who have kids in school. Do you have a news letter I can subscribe to as I not see this option on your website?
    Thank you.

  16. GCSE exams are getting harder every year and it is not fair. Now the grade system has changed from A-G to 9-1 and the exams are even harder. How are students expected to get good grades. Even our school teachers are confused.

    I will need a private tutor to help me get my grades otherwise I will not be able to do the A levels I want.

  17. Education is best when it is given by good teachers. I have used your teachers for my GCSE revision and they are pretty good. Hope I get the grades I need now.

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