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The Mayor of London The London Assembly
Equal Opportunities





KS4 Achievement

The pupils at London’s schools have higher GCSE scores than those from any other region. The average “Attainment 8” score, which gives a score across various core and optional elements, is more complex than the previous GCSE measures. London pupils do better than those across England as a whole, on each element of the Attainment 8 score and across all attributes from ethnicity to FSM status.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GCSE exams were cancelled in 2020. Pupils grades were determined through other methods, so GCSE results from 2019/20 are not comparable with those from other years. The average Attainment 8 score in London was 53.2 and as in other years,, this was higher than the national figure (50.2).