York's GCSE success
12:50pm 24th August 2010
(Updated 8:16am 25th August 2010)
Students at City of York Council’s secondary schools are celebrating their success today, in this year’s Key Stage 4 examinations.
Pupils have again achieved record results, with eight out of ten pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades.
Provisional results show that over 80 per cent of young people achieved five or more A* to C grades, an impressive improvement on last year’s result by eight percentage points.
The percentage of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths GCSE is 59 per cent, maintaining last year’s significant improvement.
Pete Dwyer, director of Adults, Children and Education at City of York Council, said: “I am delighted that our schools are continuing to do so well. This is great news for York pupils. It is a testament to the dedication of teaching staff, the commitment and ability of pupils, and the support of families.”
Local success stories
Our reporter Rebecca O'Neill's been out to St Peter's School in York this morning to catch up with Olympic hopeful, 16 year old Adam Janes.
Adam today got nine A*, including English and Maths, and one A.
He's already been selected for Team GB in the rowing eights and got a gold medal from previous competitions.
Interview with Adam Janes, St Peter's School, York
A* students at St Peter's School in York
GCSE Students at St Peter's School
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