Self selecting GCSE success

Just seen a tweet, 1:4 of GCSE results are A grades, this is not the same as
1:4 of all 16 year olds having an a grade GCSE. With the range of vocational qualifications on the increase, having GCSE equivalence, there is actually a skew in what is being lauded.

The vocational results tend to be returned quicker, and are seldom counted in this media fest. Now with around 40% of study at level 2 (GCSE is a level 2) in vocational subjects, with many students having a mixture of both. It could be said that

25% of 60% have A grades, which is around 15% of students, that is a more realistic reflection of the grade profile.

But i am sure the media machine selects the data it likes to present.

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