North Lincolnshire Council says pupils have achieved better than ever GCSE results with 56% of students achieving more than five grades at A* to C including English and Maths, a 4% increase on last year. The number of pupils achieving five A* to C grades in any subject is up from 87% to 91%.
Schools singled out for particular praise for their A* to C grades including English and Maths are:
- Baysgarth School in Barton – 51% (6% increase)
- Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe – 60% (5% increase)
- Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg – 75% (10% increase)
- St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe – 55% (7% increase)
- Vale Academy in Brigg – 70% (14% increase)
I want to congratulate students and our schools for collectively producing the best results ever. Student, teachers and support staff have worked hard to achieve these fantastic results. They all have a lot to be proud of. We are committed to driving up standards in education and we will continue to work with all our schools and academies to produce even better results.
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Head Girl Freya Smith has managed to pick up seventeen top grades in her GCSEs - sixteen A*s and one 'Distinction'.
She's been described by her headteacher as "an extraordinarily gifted and motivated student".
Up and coming young racing driver William Foster is celebrating six A*s, three As and a B. The 16-year-old, who is a pupil at the Grammar School at Leeds, has been racing single-seater racing cars in Formula Vee this season and finished third in the national championships.
William started racing karts at the age of eight and progressed to cars at 14. He is currently the youngest driver in Formula Vee and has raced at major circuits all over the country. He is hoping to progress to Formula Renault next season with the ultimate aim of racing in Formula One.
Students from across the region have been collecting their GCSE results today.
Thousands of teenagers got lower than expected English GCSE grades today because of seemingly tougher marking by examiners.
Some are now worried they'll lose their hoped for places at college
Campsmount in Doncaster has been celebrating record-breaking results just three years after it was burnt down.
Lessons have been held in temporary classrooms since the fire in 2009.
Headteacher Andrew Sprakes says it's been incredibly difficult.
Head Girl Freya Smith has stars in her eyes. Today, she managed to pick up seventeen top grades in her GCSEs - sixteen A*s and one 'Distinction'.
Freya, who goes to for Honley High School in Holmfirth, has been described by her head teacher as "an extraordinarily gifted and motivated student".
GCSE results among students from Rotherham have risen to a new all-time high.Schools are reporting that 60.6% of student achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths, up 3.5% on last year.
84.2% achieved passes at 5A*-C overall, up 1.5%.
The trends are in contrast to the reported national picture which is predicting a slight fall in the numbers achieving these pass rates.
A young cricketer has been knocked for six after getting the highest grades possible in all of his GCSE exams.
Gagan Shiralagi, 16, from Walton in Chesterfield, achieved ten A*s in his exams and will now go on to study for his A-levels at the Mount St Mary's sixth form.