The last couple of years have been extremely challenging for our students who have worked through the COVID pandemic and sat the first set of formal exams since 2019. What remains important is to celebrate the achievements of all our young people in such difficult and changing circumstances.
The vast majority of Warrington schools have shown an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving well in their GCSE performance across eight subjects – known as Attainment 8.
The percentage of Warrington students achieving a ‘strong pass’ (Grade 9 to grade 5) this year in Maths and English stands at 54.4% - an increase of 5.4% from 2019.
Across the borough, 73.9% of students achieved Grade 4+ (pass) in Maths and English, a 2.2% increase on 2019 and above national results from last year.
The reformed GCSEs in Maths and English are different in structure, content and assessment format and are graded using numbers rather than letters, with 9 being the top grade and 1 being the lowest.
Cllr Sarah Hall, Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for children’s services said: “I’d like to congratulate our young people on their fantastic achievements in this year’s GCSE’s. It’s more great news for education in Warrington, following last week’s excellent A-levels results.
“Staff in schools and colleges worked incredibly hard to make sure students were well prepared for the exams and we would like to thank them for all the work they have done to support our students; I know that this support is often above and beyond teaching.
“GCSEs provide the foundation for future success in further education, training and employment, improving career opportunities for our young people. These impressive results show that our schools continue to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to reach their full potential.”
The Warrington GCSE success follows last weeks A-level results which saw an increased number of A*- A grades than in 2019.
Young people who are looking for guidance in relation to their next steps, can contact the Warrington Life Service on 01925 442211, or visit warrington.gov.uk/warrington-life.