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GCSE students in Halton celebrate record results
12:40pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
HALTON students are celebrating after excelling in a whole range of GCSE subjects.
Those gaining at least five A*-C grades including English and maths has risen to a record high of 62 per cent.
Meanwhile, the number of students who attained five or more grades A*-C was maintained at 87 per cent.
Halton Council’s executive board member for Children and Young People, Clr Ged Philbin, said: "I am very proud of what has been achieved in Halton and know that this is as a result of a tremendous amount of hard work by the students and all of those who have supported them.
"Congratulations and good luck for future success as you move on to the next stage of your journey, be that further education or training.”
Against a backdrop of national decline in the number of students achieving the highest grades, Halton has broken the mould to achieve its best ever results.
Halton Council’s strategic director for Children and Enterprise, Gerald Meehan, said: "The increase in attainment across the Borough reflects students’ commitment to succeed and they are to be congratulated on these results. This will provide a great foundation for future success.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and thanks for the support and commitment of the staff and governors at all Halton schools.”
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