Pupils in Cheshire East have once again achieved an impressive set of GCSE results.
Provisional figures show that 62 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A*– C grades including English and Maths, equalling the 2012 figure in the face of a ‘marginal decrease in national standards’.
The proportion of pupils gaining five A*– C grades in any subject is 84 per cent, maintaining last year’s standard. Almost 98 per cent of students gained five or more GCSEs.
Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member in charge of children and family services, said: “GCSEs are so important, they provide the platform for a young person’s future, whether this is continuing education or employment and I am delighted to see that the young people of Cheshire East have excelled in them.
“We know we have some excellent schools and pupils in our Borough but, even so, there are some very impressive results this year.
“This is a very nerve-wracking time for youngsters but I really do hope that the sometimes agonising wait for results has been worth it.
“I want to thank families, teachers and schools’ staff, who worked very hard to support our pupils and also the young people themselves, who are maintaining a high success rate in Cheshire East.”