GCSE success for Lancashire pupils
Pupils in Lancashire have once again performed well and chalked up some impressive GCSE results.
Provisional results from schools show that over 64% of students have achieved Grade 4 or above in both English and maths. Grade 4 is roughly equivalent to a C grade in previous years.
County Councillor Susie Charles, Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: “I hope that our students are justifiably proud of themselves. These results are the reward for a great deal of hard work by students and their teachers to meet the demands of the challenging requirements of this year’s GCSE exams.
“Although it isn’t possible to make a proper comparison with national statistics at this stage, until they are released in October, I’m proud to say that the number of our students achieving good grades can only be seen as being very positive.
“The results show that standards remain genuinely high in our schools.
“Since I became Cabinet Member I’ve been constantly impressed by what I see in our schools. I’m so proud of our families, teachers and school staff who have worked very hard to support our pupils.
“I’d also like to congratulate and thank our students themselves for all their hard work. These results are a credit to them and are a great achievement.”
John Readman, interim executive director of education and children’s services, said: “I am delighted to congratulate students on their well-earned success which will stand them in good stead for the future.
“These results are a tribute to the effort they have made and also to the dedication and the high quality of teaching across the county.
“We aren’t complacent though and we will continue to support the drive for schools and academies to carry on achieving and improving.”