Posted on: 26 August 2022

This years GCSE results have once again highlighted the North South divide in educational achievement in England.

Using Ofqual data, we have visualised the percentage of students who achieved a grade 7 (or grade A) by region, between 2019 and 2022.

This is the first time since 2019 that GCSE exams were sat in person by students after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted exams in 2020 and 2021. Comparing results between 2019 and 2022, overall GCSE results are higher with outcomes at grade 7 and above reaching 26.0% compared with 20.6% in 2019.

For the forth year in a row, students in the southern half of the country achieved higher results than those in the north.

To view the results in your area, click here, or use the tool below.