York students celebrate GCSE results

22 Aug 2013 @ 12.06 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

Pupils, parents, teachers and council education leaders are celebrating today. Whilst it is being reported nationally that results are down on last year, York pupils have bucked this trend with schools showing a four per cent improvement on last year’s results.

Provisional results show that 67 per cent of young people achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths GCSE, compared to 63 per cent last year. This result is the highest ever for the city.

Fulford school, Huntington school, Archbishop Holgate’s school and All Saints school all achieved over 70 per cent.

Cllr Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People said: said “We are absolutely delighted by these successes of our young people and wish to congratulate them all.

“We also thank their teachers and parents and carers, without their support such results would not be possible. It is testament to the high quality of teaching, care and guidance in York.

“I wish them every success in their next step, whether it be A Levels, vocational training, apprenticeships or employment.”


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