Celebrations as students receive their GCSE results

GCSE celebrations - girl jumps for joy

Early indications are that local GCSE results are up on 2015, with 58 per cent of our students securing at least five A* to C grades, including English and maths, compared with last year’s figure of 56.8 per cent.GCSE celebrations - girl jumps for joy

There has been a significant improvement in our GCSE results over the last few years, with outcomes remaining ahead of those seen nationally. No local school is below the new national floor target.

Our schools are among the best in Yorkshire and Humber, with almost nine out of ten rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted – a figure which is also above national average.

Congratulations on GCSE results

Cllr Masood Ahmed, Cabinet member for Schools, said:

“We would like to congratulate our young people on their dedication and their talent.

“A vast amount of hard work goes into achieving GCSE outcomes – from students, their families and from schools staff across the district.

“GCSEs are the culmination of many years at school and it’s very pleasing to see such positive results.

“At the same time, of course, exam results are not the ‘be all and end all’. It’s just as important for students to leave school as rounded and resilient people who are ready for the next stage in their life – whatever that may be.

“We have excellent schools in our district and we are delighted that their hard work continues to reap dividends for local families.

“The council enjoys a strong relationship with its family of schools and, by working together, we are helping young people to fulfil their potential.”

Outstanding individual achievements have been reported for around 30 young people in Kirklees who have gained an amazing eight or more A* grades.

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