GCSEs results day

By on 24/08/2010 in News, Video News

Thousands of pupils across Birmingham are finding out today how they did in their GCSE exams.
The results will prove a vital platform to young people in the city as they move on to the next stage of their academic careers.

Birmingham has gained a reputation for educational excellence with the proportion of pupils getting five or more good GCSEs rising 43 per cent between 1999 and 2009.

The city is recognised as the best large urban authority for educational attainment in the country with 72 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A* to Cs in 2009 compared to a national average of 70 per cent.

When five or more A* to Cs including English and maths were factored in the pass rate was just below the national average of 49.7 per cent at 47.5 per cent.
An indication of how the authority has done in GCSEs taken by pupils this summer is expected to emerge later today.

Tony Howell, Birmingham's Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families, today congratulated pupils on their achievements.

He said: As the strategic director for Children, Young People and Families I would like to congratulate all GCSE-level pupils in Birmingham for making it this far, as it has been the result of a great deal of studying and revision.

“Each and every pupil deserves real credit for their efforts and some time out in August to prepare for an exciting future.

“For everyone who has now completed Year 11 this is also a big change. September will be the start of a new academic year that will open up a whole new world of opportunities.”

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