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Published : 23/08/2012 00:00

GCSE students celebrate with another year of great results

Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results with initial figures suggesting 2012 is another successful year for pupils in the city.

Over 8,000 pupils in the city are receiving their results today (Thursday 23 August) and, although the full extent of the results won’t be known until later in the year, early signs are that students in Leeds are continuing to do well.

Leeds City Council is still collecting results from the city’s secondary schools but early indicators - from around 84 per cent of schools and academies - suggest this year’s 5 A*-C figure is around 84 per cent, currently a two per cent increase on last year, while the 5 A*-C including English and maths figure is expected to be around 55 per cent, a 1.5 per cent increase.

Councillor Judith Blake, executive board member responsible for learning, said:
“Everyone who has taken their GCSEs this year deserves congratulations for their efforts and achievements. Exams are a difficult and stressful time but with the help and support of their families and schools, they have done themselves and the city proud.

“These results reflect the hard work and commitment of our young people which has provided them with a solid foundation on which to build their futures.”

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For media enquiries, please contact:
Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713
Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk