City of York Council says the provisional results for the city show that 74.3% of pupils gained grade 4+ in English and maths, which is an improvement of 4 percentage points from 2018 and is expected to be above the national average.
There has also been an improvement at Grade 5+ in English and maths with 50.9% achieving this measure. This is an improvement of three percentage points from 2018 and is also expected to be above the national average.
Additionally, the average points score for six core subjects (known as the English Baccalaureate or EBacc) is 4.92 in York this year. Pupils who gain grade 9-4 in English, maths, two science subjects, a modern foreign language and a humanities subject achieve EBacc.
Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, at City of York Council, said:
Young people across our city should rightly be proud of the excellent results they have achieved. Their hard work and dedication, together with the support of their parents, carers and teaching staff, has helped them achieve some of the best GCSE results in the country.
Creating a highly qualified, highly skilled workforce is critical to growing York’s economy and to helping our young people achieve their ambitions. I’m delighted that young people across the city have done so well.
Maxine Squire, Assistant Director of Education and Skills, at City of York Council, said:
I would like to send my congratulations to all our young people as they receive their Key Stage 4 results.
These results underline not only the hard work of our young people, but also the commitment and professionalism of the city’s teachers.