GCSE RESULTS ARE IN…
Results are in across the borough and many
pupils will be celebrating their excellent grades. The percentage
of pupils achieving 5 + GCSEs at A* - C (or equivalent) is 80%,
matching the results achieved last year which saw outstanding
Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “I congratulate all
pupils across the borough on their hard work and achievements,
which will enable them to secure further education and employment
As a consequence of actions taken by the
Office of National Qualifications and Examinations Regulator
(Ofqual), the number of young people nationally securing 5 A*-C
grades including English and Maths overall has declined.
This picture has been mirrored locally with a
small reduction in the percentage of pupils achieving 5 + GCSEs at
A*-C (or equivalent) including English and Maths from 57% in 2011
to 54% this year.
Schools have advised us that they will be
appealing against some grades awarded on behalf of pupils,
particularly where pupils have narrowly missed their C grade,
especially in English.