Students celebrate GCSE success

Posted on Thursday 27th August 2009 at 5:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Students across South Gloucestershire have been celebrating today, as the district celebrates its best GCSE results to date.

Overall, the results reflect continuing good improvement which is above the national average. The number of students achieving 5 A* to C grades this year has increased by almost 5 per cent, compared with the national increase of 1.4 per cent, taking the figure to 68.5 per cent, compared with the national average of 67.1 per cent. There has also been a 1.6 per cent increase to 49.7 per cent for students achieving 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths.

The council and schools have focused on this improvement as a priority to ensure that every young person does as well as they possibly can, and the results reflect the commitment of everyone especially the young people.

Councillor Sheila Cook, executive member for children and young people, said: “Early indications are very promising and it has been an encouraging day for the thousands of young people receiving their GCSE results in South Gloucestershire.

“We are confident that these results will continue to show improvements across the district which is testament to the dedication of our teachers who are committed to helping our young people achieve their full potential. It is also a reflection of the hard work that our students put in to gaining these important qualifications.

“The council has identified educational achievement as one of its highest priorities and this year has allocated significant additional resources to further improve results over the next few years.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Post

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