Early indications ( based on unverified information provided by schools and academies ) are that GCSE results in North East Lincolnshire shown a marked improvement this year.
Overall, the proportion of students who have achieved 5 or more A* - C grades (including English and Mathematics) has improved to 62%. This represents an impressive increase of almost 6% from the 2011 results and is the most significant improvement ever recorded by schools and academies in North East Lincolnshire.
Since 2011, the government has placed particular emphasis upon good qualifications in English, Mathematics, Science, Geography or History and Modern Foreign Languages. The proportion of students achieving A* - C grades in all these subjects, referred to as the English Baccalaureate or EBac, has risen to 8%. This shows an improvement of 2% points on 2011.
Cllr Ian Lindley, the portfolio holder for people services, said:
“I would like to congratulate all the students who received their results today. Their hard work and commitment to learning is reflected in their success. I’d also like to offer my thanks to families and friends who have offered their support to students and helped them on their way to success. I’m hopeful that our young people can continue to be successful in all their future endeavours. I’m also delighted with the overall improvement in results that we have seen in our schools and academies. The 6% improvement in students achieving 5 A* -C passes including English and Maths shows the dedication, commitment and talent of all those who educate our young people in North East Lincolnshire and gives us great hope for the future as we continue to raise our aspirations of what learners can achieve. I know that the work of teachers and support staff is highly regarded by students and their families and I’d like to add my thanks for their efforts."
If you have just finished your GCSE’s and you are not sure what your options are now, remember that you can contact the young people’s support services’ exam results service, where advisers can give guidance on work, training and further education. Please contact the YPSS Careers Guidance office on (01472) 325000 or go to the Lincs2 website on www.lincs2.co.uk.