GCSE success for students in North Lincolnshire

Schools, Libraries and Learning
13:16, Thursday, 22nd August 2019

The results are in for GCSEs across the region – with more students in North Lincolnshire achieving the higher grades in English and mathematics.

Early indications are that nearly two thirds of students have passed both English and mathematics (grade 4), with a record 42 per cent achieving the higher grade 5 in both subjects.

This is the second year since the harder examinations and new grading system were introduced.

In North Lincolnshire nine out of 10 schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted – the highest proportion in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for children, families and culture at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Congratulations to all our young people receiving their GCSE results today. I wish them every success in their future learning, whether they choose sixth form, college, an apprenticeship or work based training.

“The new GCSEs were brought in last year and schools have responded well to the increased challenge, with students also clearly determined to succeed. Students, teaching staff and parents should be really proud of their achievements today.

“The quality of education in North Lincolnshire is excellent and makes a huge contribution to raising aspirations and creating opportunity for children and young people of all ages.”