Provisional data shows that students in Liverpool have performed well in their GCSEs.
Information supplied by
secondary schools in the city shows that in both the Attainment 8 and Progress
8 measures, that look at achievement across the wider school curriculum,
Liverpool has improved on both.
The combined English and
maths scores for pupils getting grade 4 or above (the equivalent to the
previous grade C) has gone up to 59.3 per cent from 57.4 per cent.
The city has also performed
well against national averages. In Liverpool 71 per cent of students gained a
4+ in English, nationally this was 62 per cent.
It was a similar picture in
maths with 64.2 per cent of the city’s young people achieving at 4+, against
59.6 per cent nationally.
Pass rates were also up in separate science subjects, combined science, Spanish, and history.
Pupils supported by the city’s Community Languages Project – many of whom don’t have English as a first language – have also done well, with 100 per cent of students gaining grades 9-4 and 92 per cent gaining grades 9-7. All the students who studied GCSE Chinese achieved a grade 9
Murray, cabinet member for education, said: “GCSE results don’t just mark the end of two years of work,
they are a culmination of many years of effort and commitment. Huge
congratulations to all the young people who are celebrating their results
whether studying for A-levels, starting an apprenticeship or following
vocational training the determination you have shown to date is a very positive
step on your new journey.
today are a testament to teachers and students who have worked hard since
changes have been made to assessment. To see improvements in the combined
English and maths pass rate which is so important for future progress is
are never complacent. We remain fully committed to working with schools and
families to ensure young people develop the skills they need for a satisfying
future career whilst growing into rounded, responsible, young adult citizens.”