Provisional results released today by the Joint Council for Qualifications, show that Herefordshire has maintained its strong profile regarding the numbers of students achieving five or more GCSE grades at A*-C which was well above the national average last year and currently stands at 87 percent for the county.
Early indicators suggest that overall Herefordshire has maintained the level of performance from 2011 in the key measure of five or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English and mathematics. Some schools are reflecting the emerging national pattern of a decrease in the percentage of students achieving A*-C in GCSE English.
There has however been a pleasing increase in many schools of the numbers of students attaining A*-C in GCSE mathematics which initial indications suggest has risen by five percent across the county.
Councillor Graham Powell, cabinet member for education and infrastructure, said: “Once again, our school pupils have shown they are determined to succeed.
“Every credit must go to our school staff, pupils and the parents and carers who support them. Congratulations and good luck to all our school leavers who are getting ready to embark on further education or vocational training courses.”