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GCSE students across Worcestershire celebrate success
3:39pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 in Local
Buy this photo » Exam success: Stourport High pupils back from left, Mike Mann, Ashley Breese, Matt Beard, and front from left, Josh Harrison, Jesse Shilvock, Danielle Darby, Katherine Bayliss.
MORE than 6,000 students across Worcestershire have received their GCSE results today.
Early indications from Worcestershire County Council suggest another improvement can be seen in GCSE results overall.
Five GCSEs at A* to C including English and maths have been gained by 62.1 per cent of students in the county’s schools compared to 60.1 per cent in 2011.
The increase in five or more A* to C grades overall has risen from 80.9 per cent last year to 84.4 per cent in 2012.
A number of schools have reported English results as being lower than expected but many Wyre Forest students have performed well once again.
Cllr Jane Potter, cabinet member for education and skills, said: "This is, yet again, a superb result and very much reflects the hard work of the pupils and the dedication and support from teachers, families and all those concerned with the achievement of these students".
The next academic year will see the introduction of new choices for Year 11's as they become the first year to choose from a range of continuing education options with work without training or being unemployed no longer being an option.