Today around two thousand students across Herefordshire have received their GCSE exam results. Provisional figures show that young people have had increased success in obtaining 5 A* - C GCSE (or equivalent) including English and mathematics, especially as the national rate has declined slightly.
The provisional results indicate that 68.7 per cent of students have achieved five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade A* - C with 59 per cent gaining five A* - C GCSE (or equivalent) including English and mathematics, which is an improvement on 2013’s results. Nationally the overall pass rate fell by just under 2 percentage points.
The number of students obtaining 5 A* - C GCSE (or equivalent) has fallen but this is in line with the national trend. This is mainly due to changes to vocational qualifications.
Councillor Jeremy Millar, cabinet member for young people and children’s wellbeing, said: “The county’s students have once again achieved good GCSE results and I am delighted with their success.
“I would like to congratulate the students, parents and schools for their continued hard work, which has clearly paid off. I wish our students the best of luck in their future endeavours whether they decide on further education, training courses or employment.”