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Peterborough celebrates GCSE success

On GCSE results day Peterborough students excelled with more passing English and Maths than last year.

2,200 students from across Peterborough received their GCSE exams on Thursday 23rd August. The new grading system and more challenging exam content created an atmosphere of high anticipation as students eagerly awaited their results.

This year, Peterborough has successfully achieved a higher percentage of pupils passing both English and maths GCSEs compared to last year.

57.1% of students in Peterborough achieved a Level 4 or above (considered a good pass, comparable with the previous C grade) in both English and maths with 36.4% achieving a Level 5 or higher.

Councillor Lynne Ayres, Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “First of all, I would like to say a big well done to every young person across Peterborough who has collected their exam results, for many it will be a welcome culmination of many months of hard work. I would also like to thank teachers, leaders and governors for their hard work and support.

“GCSEs are an important part of a young person’s education and I’d like to wish all students the very best for the future as they look ahead and make decisions about their next steps.

“At a time when the exams are getting harder and it is more difficult to achieve higher grades, this is a good achievement by Peterborough schools.

“Until we have received results from all other local authorities in October 2018 it is not possible to speculate as to how these results compare or what Peterborough’s national ranking will be.”

For more information, please visit: www.peterborough.gov.uk/news/residents/gcse-results-remain-consistent-following-exam-changes

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