PUPILS in Reading have performed well in the face of further changes to this year’s GCSE examinations.
Provisional figures from schools in the borough show that 62 per cent of GCSE pupils achieved grades 9 – 4 in English and Maths, matching last year’s figure. This is the equivalent of the old A*- C grades.
The number achieving the higher 9 – 5 grades, similar to A* – bottom B/high C, was 48 per cent compared with 50 per cent last year.
Initial figures show an increase in the percentage of students achieving Ebacc from 28 per cent in 2017 to 30 per cent. Attainment 8 scores were 49.35 compared with 49.60 last year.
Cllr Ashley Pearce, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Education, said:
“Early indications are that Reading’s GCSE pupils have put in a strong performance this year.
“Congratulations to all the students who have worked so hard to attain these results and to their teachers for their commitment and dedication.
“Behind these statistics are stories of individual effort and achievement and I’d like to wish every student future success in their chosen paths.”