Coventry 16-year-olds ahead of the game with their GCSE results
Thursday 23 August 2012
Coventry 16-year-olds have achieved the best ever GCSE results this year, better than the national trend which has gone down slightly.
Nationally English results have declined but in Coventry they have increased by 1.4% to 67.6% and in Maths there has been an incredible increase of 6.7% to 68.6% attaining C and above grade. Some schools both locally and nationally are concerned about the changes to the assessment scheme for English and are requesting exam papers to be remarked.
The key trends for 2012 are:
% five or more A*-C (including English and maths)
- since 2006 a 21.1% point increase
- since last year a 4.3% point increase from 54.7% to 59.0%
- since 2006 a 39.1% point increase
- since last year a 1% point increase from 86% to 87%
- since 2006 a 16.2% point increase
- since last year 1.4% point increase from 66.2% to 67.6%
- since 2006 a 22.7% point increase
- since last year a 6.7% point increase from 61.9% to 68.6%
"I am delighted to see our young people reaching new heights with their achievements, marking yet another record year. It is also very pleasing that there are record increases in higher grade passes for the core subjects of English and maths.
"These are exceptionally good results for Coventry students and schools. It is the result of a lot of hard work by the students working in partnership with their families, teachers, schools and the Local Authority. My congratulations go out to all of them."
Over the next month, results will be finalised and will include all qualifications, other than GCSEs, particularly vocational qualifications.