Congratulations to Kirklees students

Celebrations are again taking place across Kirklees after students received their GCSE results.

Changes to the grading system

There was a national change to the GCSE marking system this year, with numbers replacing the traditional lettered grades. This meant, for example, that an ‘A’ grade was changed to a score of 7 and a ‘C’ grade was a score of 4.

Kirklees has performed well, once again

New GCSEs are also designed to be more challenging than ever before, but early signs are that Kirklees students have performed very well.

In English, there is a rise in the percentage of students achieving at least a grade 4 (old ‘C’ grade). Current figures show this to be at 74.1 per cent, compared to last year’s 70.5 per cent.

A significant proportion of students also achieved at least grade 5 in English, while early indications show an increase in combined English and Maths at grade 4 or above.

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Our councillors are very proud…

Cllr Masood Ahmed, Cabinet member for Children, said:

“Well done to the many hundreds of Kirklees students who have been rewarded for their hard work. Well done also to our excellent family of schools, who show tremendous commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential. We are proud of you all.

Outstanding individual achievements have been reported for many young people in Kirklees who have gained an amazing eight or more grades 7 and above.”

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