Cumbrian GCSE students buck national trend

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Cumbria County Council has said that the early indications for the County's GCSE results are positive.

According to the preliminary figures, which have not been verified, there has been an increase in the number of students attaining grades of C or above: bucking the national average decline in higher GSCE results.

  • Richard Rose Morton Academy has seen a 'significant' rise in the percentage of A*/A grades

  • 75% of Keswick School pupils achieved fiver or more A*-C grades

  • 70% of Cockermouth School pupils achieved fiver or more A*-C grades

  • The proportion of students achieving A*-C grades in English and Maths has increase at St Benedict's School

  • At Ullswater Community College 29% of students achieved one or more A*/A grades

Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson, Cumbria County Council's Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said:

My congratulations go to all the students in Cumbria, who have received examination results today. For most, these results demonstrate the hard work and dedication they have committed to over the past two years and for which they deserve enormous credit. All educational partners across Cumbria have been focused on improving the outcomes for students and we should recognise the critical role that parents, teachers and school leaders have in supporting young people to do the best they can. In the current economic climate the young people of Cumbria face ever increasing competition for courses and jobs, it is therefore essential that everyone works together to support them. Special congratulations must be extended to Cumbria Children in Care leavers, who achieved an excellent set of results in the face of various challenges – we’re incredibly proud of their achievements and wish them well for the future, with many heading off to university or to take up vocational courses.

Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson

Full, collated statistical data regarding Cumbrian GCSE results will be available in October.