Pupils at City of York Council’s secondary schools are celebrating their success today in this year’s Key Stage 4 examinations as York learners have maintained their high results from last year.
Provisional results show that 88% of young people achieved five or more A*-C grades, an impressive improvement on last year’s result by 4 percentage points. The percentage of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths GCSE, is 62%; maintaining the high result from last year.
Whilst recognising the emerging national picture around issues related to GCSE English we really want to congratulate our schools and students on their achievements. There will be real individual successes within these headline figures and we would not want the national debate on GCSE English results to detract from the significant achievements of young people across York.
Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People said:
“We are all delighted that York has maintained the successes of last year and we would like to congratulate all students. We would also like to thank all members of staff, governors and families in supporting young people with their achievements.”