Wednesday, 26 August 2015

GCSE results looking up across Northumberland


Students across Northumberland recently received their GCSE results, and the latest figures show that results have improved.

Across Northumberland's 16 High Schools and Academies, there was on average a 4% increase compared to last year in the number of students achieving 5 or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths.

On average schools in Northumberland achieved 57% of 5 A* to C grades, including English and Maths, which is a real improvement on last year’s 53%.

North East schools actually made the biggest improvement in the entire country this year. Pupils across the North East achieved their best ever GCSE results with the biggest national leap in the A* - C pass rate, up by 1.5%.

There has also been good news with the recent A-Level results.

At QEHS, 65% of all A-level entries at Queen Elizabeth High School were graded A* to B, that's up 10% on last year.

At Ponteland High, 30% of students achieved A* to A grades, and 53% managed grades of A* to B.

At Prudhoe High 46% of students achieved A* to B grades and the school recorded it's best ever average point score per student at A-level, while at Haydon Bridge High School, 76% achieved grade A* to C.

Congratulations to all the pupils and teachers for their hard work.