2023 GCSE results by GCSE subject
Summary 2023 results including the 2023 GCSE pass mark
GCSE English 2023 results
- 16% of students attained a grade 7/A or higher, marking a decline from 20.2% in 2022 and an increase from 13.9% in 2019.
- The percentage of students achieving at least a 4/C rose modestly post-pandemic to 64.2%, up from 61.8% in 2019.
- English Literature saw 20.6% of examinees scoring a 7/A or above, with a pass rate of 73.9%.
- A decrease from 2022’s 23.8% (grade 7/A or above) and 77.5% (pass rate).
- Paralleling 2019 figures of 20.2% (grade 7/A or above) and 73.4% (pass rate).
2023 GCSE Mathematics results
- 2023 GCSE Mathematical proficiency depicted a dip with 17.2% securing a 7/A or higher.
- This was a descent from 19.9% in 2022 but an ascent from 15.9% in 2019.
- The GCSE pass rate also experienced a reduction, landing at 61%, which is lower than 2022’s 64.9% but higher than 2019’s 59.6%.
History and Geography GCSE 2023 results
- History results revealed that 25.3% attained the top three grades, a decrease from 29.5% in 2022 but an augmentation from 24.6% in 2019.
- The GCSE pass rate settled at 63.5% compared with 70.7% in 2022 and 63.6% in 2019.
- GCSE Geography 2023 saw 24.5% achieving a 7/A or higher and a 64.8% pass rate.
- This contrasted with 30.3% and 72.1% respectively in 2022.
2023 GCSE Modern Foreign Languages results
- In Spanish GCSE, the top grades fell to 26.1%, down from 31.5% in 2022 and 27.1% in 2019.
- The 2023 GCSE pass rate also declined to 69.2%, lower than 77.4% in 2022 and 70.3% in 2019.
- GCSE German top grades descended to 27.6% from 35.1% in 2022, albeit higher than 2019’s 24.2%.
- The GCSE pass rate in 2023 was 76.9%, a fall from 83.5% in 2022 but an increase from 75.8% in 2019.
- French GCSE, the most popular language, saw a decrease in top grades to 26% from 31.4% in 2022, although this was an improvement from 23.7% in 2019.
- The 2023 GCSE pass rate reduced to 70.5%, down from 78.1% in 2022 and slightly up from 69.7% in 2019.
GCSE 2923 Science Results
- GCSE Double Science encompasses GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, and Physics GCSE 2023.
- Double Science GCSE’s top grades fell to 8.5% from 10.3% in 2022 but rose from 7.5% in 2019.
- The 2023 GCSE pass rate also dipped to 56.6%.
- In Biology GCSE 2023, top grades reached 42%, down from 49.8% in 2022 and marginally less than 2019’s 42.3%.
- The 2023 Chemistry GCSE’s top grades were 43.6%, down from 2022 and slightly less than 43.9% in 2019.
- Physics GCSE saw top grades at 43%, a decrease from 2022 and marginally lower than 2019’s 43.8%.
2023 Arts GCSE / Computing GCSE Achievements
- GCSE Art and Design saw 23.9% achieving a 7/A or above in 2023.
- Music GCSE 2023 had 33.3%.
- 2023 GCSE Drama had 25.8%, and Design and Technology saw 21%.
- GCSE Computing’s top grades fell to 24.4% in 2023 from 34% in 2022. Still, higher though than 2019’s 21.6%.
PE GCSE Results
- The percentage of students achieving a 7/A or above in 2023’s GCSE PE was 22.7%.
- This pass rate was down from 34.1% in 2022 but higher than 21.1% in 2019.
Which are the most popular GCSE selection choices?
Of course, there are many ways to compile a list of the most popular GCSE’s. In no particular order, these are the most popular GCSEs:
- English Language and Literature 2022 past papers
- Maths 2022 past papers
- Science 2022 past papers
- History 2022 past papers
- Geography 2022 past papers
- Modern foreign languages
So in summary:
- GCSE Maths and English Language: both GCSE subjects are compulsory for all pupils to take.
- Combined Science GCSE: see our past papers for GCSE biology, GCSE chemistry, and GCSE physics.
- GCSE Humanities: see or latest past papers for History GCSE, Geography GCSE, Religious Studies GCSE.
Other GCSE choices
- GCSE Arts subjects (Art, Music, Drama, and Media Studies).
- Foreign Languages, such as French GCSE, Mandarin GCSE, Russian GCSE, Spanish GCSE and Spanish GCSE.
- Computer Science
- Art and Design
- Physical Education
- Business Studies
2022 GCSE past papers and 2021 past GCSE exams
SEE GCSE specialist School Entrance Tests’ GCSE past papers:
- GCSE English Literature past papers and English GCSE past papers
- GCSE Humaities past papers and GCSE Science past papers for latest years available online.
- Our latest GCSE exam papers ; and latest Maths past papers.