Record year for North Lincolnshire
With the large majority of schools declaring their initial results, young people across North Lincolnshire are celebrating the area’s best ever GCSE results with an increase of four percentage points on last year’s results.
Building on the success of recent years, the provisional data for 2016 indicates a four percentage point rise in performance.
This means about 64.5% of students will be celebrating the top grades (A*-C) in both English and mathematics this morning compared to 60.5% in 2015.
Councillor David Rose, cabinet member Children, Families, Learning, said: “The quality of secondary age education in North Lincolnshire is a huge success story, as proven by inspection outcomes across the area.
More importantly, the strength in school leadership and the dedication of both teaching and support staff have enabled greatly improved exam grades year-on-year.”
(Photo: North Lincolnshire Council)