Country's GCSE results improve again

GCSE exam results across the country are expected to have improved once again.

GCSE exam results across the country are expected to have improved once again.

Experts have predicted another bumper crop of results, with a possible two thirds of entries achieving at least a C grade.

Last year 65.7 per cent of exam entries were awarded at least a C and more than a fifth (20.7pc) were given an A* or A grade.

Professor Alan Smithers, of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at Buckingham University, said the proportion of entries scoring a top grade could be nearer 22pc this year.

Around 600,000 teenagers receive their results today.

Results are also likely to show that the gender gap remains. More than 70pc of entries from girls could be awarded at least a C grade, it was predicted, with more than one in four entries from girls potentially scoring an A or A* - a new record.