Yesterday around two thousandstudents across Herefordshire received their GCSE exam results.
The provisional results indicate that 88 per cent* of students have achieved five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* - C with 56 per cent gaining five A* - C including English and Mathematics, which is similar to what was achieved in 2012. Nationally the overall pass rate fell marginally for the first time in the exams 25 year history.
Councillor Jeremy Millar, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “The county’s students have once again achieved good GCSE results and I am delighted with their success.”
“I would like to congratulate the students, parents and schools for their continued hard work, which has clearly paid off. I wish our students the best of luck in their endeavours whether they decide on further education, training courses or employment.”
* At this time, not all schools have submitted results.