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York students celebrate best ever GCSE results


2:48pm 25th August 2011

Pupils at City of York Council’s secondary schools are celebrating their success today in this year’s Key Stage 4 (GCSE) examinations, as York learners have achieved their best ever set of results.

Provisional results show that 85 per cent of young people achieved five or more A*-C grades, a significant improvement on last year’s result by four percentage points.

The percentage of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths GCSE, is 62% per cent, again an increase on last year of three percentage points.

Within this overall picture, there has been real individual school and pupil success.

Ruth Potter, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, at City of York Council, said:

“We are all delighted that York has improved upon the successes of last year and we would like to congratulate all pupils. We would like to thank all members of staff, governors and families in supporting their young people with their achievements.

“We would also like to remind pupils that there are many opportunities available including more practical-based learning or apprenticeships. As part of a joint citywide campaign to increase the number of apprenticeships in York there are now even more apprenticeship vacancies in the city.

“To find out more about becoming an apprentice call Connexions on 01904 555400 or visit www.apprenticeship.org.uk

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