County Council gives praise to students after GCSE results

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HAMPSHIRE County Council has congratulated students across the county for top GCSE results.

Councillor Roy Perry, the council’s executive lead member for children’s services said: ‘The county council is ambitious for all young people wanting them to make the most of the educational opportunities while they are at school and I congratulate Hampshire pupils for their achievements in this summer’s examinations.

‘I am pleased to see that once again the majority of Hampshire students achieved the benchmark of five GCSE’s A*-C including English and maths.

‘The results reflect hard work by both staff and pupils at schools across the county. ‘

Cllr Perry added that the council was supporting schools concerned about an unexpected decline in English results.

‘A number of schools have contacted the local authority about these results and we will be supporting our schools in trying to resolve any outstanding issues.

‘I am as keen as anyone that there should be rigor in all public examinations but we need to be sure this cohort of students has not been unfairly assessed with standards changed mid-process.

‘All pupils will be helped by their schools and colleges in making the step into Post-16 education or training and we have already contacted local colleges and they have confirmed their support.”