North Yorkshire’s young people receiving GCSE results today have cause to celebrate despite the changes to the assessment.
The new 9 to 1 grade scale has now been adopted for almost all GCSEs, with 9 as the highest grade. Early indications from schools show the county’s students have continued to perform well, with a higher than average proportion of students attaining good grades.
For English and Maths, nationally school outcomes are similar to last year, whereas North Yorkshire schools have improved from an already strong position.
County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools, said: “GCSE results this year show how well students in North Yorkshire have done 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 challenges that students face and we work closely with schools to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people. These results mean that students are well prepared for the future and are a real tribute to the dedication and commitment of staff for high quality teaching and pastoral support.”