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).