Early indications show that the number of pupils getting five good GCSE’s including English and maths has risen in Liverpool.
Provisional figures show that the number getting the gold standard ranking has risen from 56 to 57 percent, while those getting good grades in English and maths is stable at 57.6 percent.
There has also been substantial progress in English, with the percentage of young people getting A* – C grades up 7.8 percent to 74.9 percent.
Councillor Jane Corbett, cabinet member for education, said: “Well done to all of our GCSE students for their amazing achievements and to teachers, parents and carers for supporting them over the last couple of years.
“Our schools should be congratulated for delivering such a great education for our young people.”
The city’s community languages team, who work with pupils from black and minority ethnic communities, are also celebrating after 41 of their 47 students got A* or A in either Arabic, Bengali, Chinese or Polish, while the rest got B’s and C’s.