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The publication of the 2023 GCSE results has brought positive news for Warrington students.


Hundreds of students in Warrington have received their GCSE results, and students sitting GCSE exams and formal assessments this summer have shown incredible resilience, and today we celebrate their success.

This year’s GCSE students have faced the disruption of the COVID pandemic and the impact of strike action on exam year groups. Our schools have worked hard to minimise the impact.

Nationally, it was expected that there would be fewer top grades in an effort to bring results more in line with pre-pandemic results.

In Warrington, GCSE performance across eight subjects – known as Attainment 8 – is broadly in line with pre-pandemic performance.

The percentage of Warrington students achieving a ‘strong pass’ [Grade 9 to grade 5] this year in Maths and English stands at 46.3% which is above pre-pandemic national outcomes.

Across the borough, 68.7% of students achieved Grade 4+ [pass] in Maths and English, which again is well above pre-pandemic national outcomes.

Cllr Sarah Hall, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Students collecting their GCSE results can be so proud of all that they have achieved. It is important that we celebrate the hard work of everyone – the students, teachers and families who have supported this process.

“GCSEs provide the foundation for future success in further education, training and employment, and in improving career opportunities for young people. These results show that our schools continue to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to reach their full potential no matter which path they choose.

“We wish all of our students the very best of luck for their next stage of education or employment.”

Young people who are looking for guidance in relation to their next steps can visit


Notes to Editors

  • Due to the different methods of assessment, it is difficult to make comparisons to either 2022 or 2019 data.
12 September 2023