Exam success for city students

By on 24/01/2013 in News

Publication of exam league tables today has confirmed further improvement in the city's GCSE results.

Over 60 per cent of candidates achieved five or more A*-C (or equivalents) including English and mathematics, compared with 58 per cent in 2011. 90 per cent of candidates achieved five or more A*-Cs in any subject, compared to 86 per cent the previous year.

In line with the national picture, the number of students achieving top A-level have shown a slight decrease, though many schools have posted some of their best-ever results.

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “I would like to congratulate the young people in all Birmingham's schools on their achievements, whether it is GCSEs or equivalents, A-levels, BTECs or NVQs.

“With the results now confirmed this shows that once again Birmingham students have done the city proud, with continued improvement in GCSE results - and these may improve further with some GCSE English results subject to a legal challenge.

“We should be proud of our schools and whether these young people are moving onto further study, university, training or employment, I wish all of them the very best for the future.”

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