GCSE entries that achieved a high pass grade in the UK by gender 2000-2019

In the United Kingdom 17.5 percent of male students achieved an A/7 grade or higher, compared with 23.7 percent of female students in summer 2019. In the provided time period, female students have consistently had a higher pass rate for high grades than male students, with the pass rates at this level peaking in 2011, at 26.5 percent of females and just under a fifth of males.

Proportion of GCSE entries awarded a A/7 or higher in the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2019, by gender

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Release date

August 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

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