Students at Kingswood Academy celebrate their GCSE results.

GCSE progress maintained across Hull, early scores show

Early GCSE scores are showing that last year’s impressive progress across the city has been maintained.

After young people across the city collected their GCSE results yesterday, indications are showing that 2019 results are in line with those from 2018, when 57 per cent of pupils achieved a standard pass (grade 4 and above) in both English and maths.

This was a six per cent increase on 2017.

The data will be validated by the Department for Education and full results will be reported in February next year.

Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “Congratulations to all those who collected their GCSE results and I wish you all the best for the path you decide to follow next. Thank you to all the teachers, staff, governors, parents and carers who have been dedicated to helping these young people to fulfil their potential.”

Young people now have access to a range of options in their next steps towards education and employment, from full-time education at a school sixth form or college to work-based learning through an apprenticeship, or part-time education or training for young people who are employed, self-employed or volunteering.

A range of information and advice about next steps can be found here.

Alison Murphy, director of children, young people and family services, said: “Well done to all our Hull students.

“As a council we remain committed to working in partnership with our schools to ensure our children and young people receive the best possible education. Together we will continue to improve outcomes in our schools and increase the number of students achieving higher passes in a new and challenging examination system. We congratulate everyone who has worked to achieve this positive result.”

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