BBC News Education – GCSEs passes have dropped slightly across the range of subjects, with some dramatic changes in new, tougher exams sat for the first time in England. Overall in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, passes (grades C/4 and above) dropped 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.
TES – GCSE results 2017: Top grades and ‘pass’ rates drop as tougher exams make debut.
The Telegraph – End of GCSE grade inflation as top grades plummet to lowest level for a decade.
The Guardian – Proportion of students getting good GCSE grades falls after reforms.
DfE – Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, congratulates students on GCSE results day.