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Update: GCSE results buck national trend

Staffordshire County Council is still awaiting confirmation from a number of schools across the county which will affect overall GCSE results. However, early indications for the figures collated from 40 schools show that 59.5 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C including English and Mathematics. This is compared to 56.1 per cent last year. 

Total GCSE passes at A* – C is above the national average (66.9 per cent) at 68 per cent, up from 65.5 per cent in 2015.

Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said:

Getting the right mix of skills is important for any future career and pupils who have collected their GCSE results today are now equipped to progress into further education, training or apprenticeships. I wish them every success in the future, whatever path they choose to take.”

Although we are yet to collate the final data, the initial review indicates that the results across our schools have improved on last year and are better than the national average. I am delighted that Staffordshire’s progress appears to be continuing and want to congratulate each and every child on their achievements.

The county council, along with Entrust, will continue to challenge and support schools to drive for still greater improvement so every child in the county can benefit from a first class education.”