North Yorkshire’s young people receiving GCSE results today have plenty to celebrate despite major changes to the exam grading system.
Early indications from schools show that this year the county’s students have continued to perform well, with a higher than average proportion of students attaining top grades. This should once more place North Yorkshire in the top quarter of local authorities nationally.
Schools in North Yorkshire have responded very effectively to the challenging new examination and grading systems which are now in the numerical format 1-9.
County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools, said: “GCSE results so far this year indicate a large proportion of students achieving passes at higher grades, and we must congratulate them for their success and hard work through a time of major change for the examination system.
“Our schools are very aware of the additional burden these changes have placed on our students and we work closely with schools to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people. These results, which stand our students in good stead for the future, are a real tribute to the dedication and commitment of staff for high quality teaching and pastoral support.”