Results day

Nationally candidates receiving a GCSE C grade or above has risen for the second year in a row. The number of entrants scoring between A* and C was 69%, up from 68.8% in 2014.
The overall pass rate rose slightly with the number of candidates receiving A*-G was 98.6%, up 0.1 percentage points on last year. The rise follows two years of small declines, from the peak of 99% in 2012.
Early indications show that GCSE results in Liverpool have improved – with the number of pupils getting five good grades including English and maths now at 50 per cent, up 0.1 per cent on last year.
However it is a mixed picture across the city, with some schools making gains while others have done less well than last year.
St Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton saw 63% of its pupils obtain higher grade passes, up 4% on last year.
School students in Halton are celebrating their GCSE success, with pupils excelling in a whole range of subjects. Early results show that nearly 70 percent of students gained five or more A* to C GCSE grades. These are excellent results as they show a 3.5 per cent increase on last year.
Wirral schools also saw a boost to their pass rate, with a 0.2% increase to 75.5%. The national average is 69%.
Birkenhead Park School have soared into the top 10 per cent in the country, with GCSE results improving for the third year on the trot.
An amazing 100% of candidates achieved high-level passes in chemistry.
Headteacher Geraint Parry said: “Our students form productive working relationships with teachers that care and we make no apologies for having the highest expectations of our students and they have once again made us very proud.”
In Knowsley Halewood Academy achieved an 8.1% increase in the number of students scoring at least five grades at A* to C, including English and maths. The academy is also celebrating an impressive 23.4% increase in passes at grade C or above in English.
And over in Sefton, an impressive 80% of pupils at Formby’s Range High School gained five good GCSEs.


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