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GCSE results take a slight dip in St Helens
11:36am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
THIS year’s GCSE results in St Helens have shown a slight dip, but not as much as the fall in the national average.
The number of students achieving five or more A* to C grades in English and maths is 54.9per cent compared to last year’s total of 55.1 per cent.
Nationally figures show a drop of 1.3 per cent.
The number of pupil Cowley International College performed exceptionally well, with the number of students gaining five A* to C in English and maths rising be seven per cent, which is the highest figure recorded by the school.
Hope Academy also saw the same increase, with half its students achieving these grades. At St Cuthbert’s Catholic College Community College there was a two per cent increase from last year.
Councillor Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Schools and Lifelong Learning, said: “These are excellent results especially as first indications show that nationally results have dipped for the second year running.
“So my congratulations to all young people who took their exams this year and worked hard to achieve their results. We do know that there is still much work to be done and the council and all schools are committed to delivering an education service that equips all our young people for the future.”
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