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GCSE students likely to gain £593 on average for string of straight A* grades, says survey

The rewards go right down the results scale with parents handing out £55.03 on average for an F grade

Richard Garner
Thursday 20 August 2015 08:19 BST
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Questions have been raised over GCSE's relevance in today's world
Questions have been raised over GCSE's relevance in today's world (Getty Images)

Successful GCSE students are likely to gain £593 on average for a string of straight A* grades.

A survey of 1,500 parents revealed nine out of 10 were planning to reward their children for good grades - despite the fact only 27 per cent of them were rewarded themselves when they took their exams at school.

The rewards go right down the results scale with parents handing out £55.03 on average for an F grade - suggesting they value effort as well as attainment.

In terms of presents, it adds, mums were more likely to reward their children by taking them out for a meal - while dads would opt for a technology-based gift.

The survey was carried out by Currys PC World.

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