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GCSE Results for 2022

Chairs and tables all lined up in a row in an exam hall. Published Thursday, 25th August 2022

Today, students across the county received their GCSE results.

This is the first time since 2019 that externally marked GCSE examinations have been sat by students. 

In 2020 and 2021, grades were determined by teachers as externally marked examinations could not take place due to the disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The County Council has received initial data from 20 out of a possible 31 state maintained schools.

The data shows that 70% of students in those mainstream schools achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Mathematics. 

Just over half of students gained 9-5 in these subjects.

Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education – Councillor Tracey Onslow said: “I want to thank all the teachers, and support staff for all their hard work and dedication in ensuring our students were prepared. This preparation has been reflected into today’s set of results which are largely positive, and something we can build on as we move forward from the Coronavirus pandemic. I want to thank our students for working hard after the challenges of recent years and wish them all the very best for the future, whatever their next step may be. If you are unsure about your next steps after today, please contact the Worcestershire Careers, Information Advice and Guidance Service for young people who are on hand to help you weigh up what to do and where to go next.”

GCSE grades now range from 9-1 with 9 being the highest and a grade 4 or above being equivalent to an old grade C or higher.

Students in the county averaged a grade 4.5 across the English Baccalaureate subjects. 

These are English, Maths, 2 Sciences, Humanities (either History or Geography) and a Modern Foreign Language.

The English Baccalaureate is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people’s options open for further study and future careers.

If you are unsure of next steps after receiving results in recent weeks, the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Team are available by calling 0300 666 3666 or emailing

The Careers Worcestershire & Information Advice and Guidance service offers support for 16 – 24 year olds looking for education or training choices. It also offers information on next steps in sixth form and sixth form colleges in Worcestershire, as well as:

  • information on Apprenticeships and support with applications
  • information on finding and accessing full time courses at colleges
  • information about University choices and the process for year 13s
  • support to access English and maths support

Further information is also available on Careers Portal (