GCSE RESULTS: North East schools buck trend

But overall, out of more than 5.2 million grades, they have fallen across the board for 2016.

Of 341 pupils to sit tests at King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds, 69% achieved a grade C or higher in English and mathematics. She has made an excellent contribution to the life at Ruthin School during the past two years, as well as clearly being academically hardworking and talented.

English and Maths saw increases on the previous year of 7% and 5% respectively in the percentage of students gaining a C or better. “Fifteen months later, I am delighted that this hard work has resulted in improved outcomes for these students”. I just really like history. “I’m going to take maths, physics and economics next year – but I’m not sure about the fourth now because of my results”.

“The main advice I can give to any parent or student is – to assess the full range of options available and to make informed decisions”, he said.

You will still be able to get a place at a college or sixth form.

Kieran Baker and John Ford got 10 A*/A grades and Jack Bushell, James Mottershead and Daniel Northcott got nine.

“I want to be a zoo vet and go to Cambridge so I’m really happy right now”, she said.

Yavneh head Spencer Lewis said the results were “a source of great pride for our entire school community”.

Mr Finney said: “The results achieved today are testament to this”.

At Beccles Free School, the percentage of GCSE pupils with A*-C in English and maths was 31%.

“On behalf of the governing body I would like to thank everyone for yet again achieving the best results ever at Barnwell School particularly our fantastic students and dedicated staff”.

The pupils were thrilled as they opened their envelopes on this morning, indicating a combination of hard work on their part, and individualised dedication on the part of Beech Hall teachers.

Beech Hall School celebrated its’ GCSE results with significant value-added achievements for so many of its relatively small cohort of Year 11 pupils.

She will study A-Levels in Art and Textiles and a BTEC in Drama at Varndean College.

“This is such an important time for young people as they progress from school to continued education at school or college or further training and employment”.

A change in the performance measures against which secondary schools are judged has also had a number of effects this year, namely the introduction of something called Progress 8.

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