Thousands of young people across Hull collected their GCSE results yesterday (Thursday 23 August), with more options than ever before open to 16-year-olds.
Provisional results released by Hull City Council show 59 per cent of the city’s pupils achieved at least a standard pass in both English and mathematics, with 34 per cent achieving at least a strong pass. This is compared to almost 51 per cent achieving a standard pass in 2017, and 30 per cent achieving a strong pass. At Attainment 8, a key secondary school accountability measure, the average score for the city has increased from 42.6 in 2017 to 45.4 in 2018.
These results are provisional until the Department for Education issues more detailed examination results later in the year and the figures have been confirmed.
Hull City Council’s Cabinet member for Learning, Skills and Safeguarding Children has sent his congratulations to students.
Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for Learning, Skills and Safeguarding Children, said: “Congratulations to all those who collected their GCSE results yesterday – I hope the hard work has paid off and you have achieved the results you wanted. I wish you all best for whatever path you decide to follow.
“And as well as students, theses improved results are a testament to the hard work of teachers, staff, governors, parents and carers and I’d like to give praise for their role in helping young people fulfil their potential.”
Young people now have access to more pathways than ever before. While many will choose to remain in full-time education, such as a school sixth form or FE College, they can also opt for work based learning such as an apprenticeship or take part in part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more per week.
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 ensuring pupils in Hull receive the best possible education and we look forward to continuing to work closely with schools and academies in the future.
“For anyone who is unsure what to do next, they can contact the National Careers Service which offers free and impartial advice and access to a range of online tools, including skills tests, course search, job search advice and personalised help from careers advisers.”