Young people across Stockton-on-Tees are celebrating another strong set of GCSE results.
The reformed GCSE qualifications have been awarded on a numerical grade scale of 9 (the highest grade) to 1 (the lowest).
Provisional results show that 66.7 per cent of students across the Borough achieved 9 - 4 grades in English and Maths, broadly equivalent to the former A*-C grades – that’s an increase on 63.6 per cent in 2017.
The percentage of students attaining grades 5 and over in English and Maths has increased from 41.6 per cent to 47.6 per cent.
And students have gained 136 top grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Maths alone.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ann McCoy, said: “Once again our young people have done so well and I’d like to congratulate them on their excellent achievements.
“These results are a testament to the hard work and efforts of our pupils as well as the unwavering ambition and commitment of the governors, teachers, school and council support staff and of course, parents and carers to improve attainment across our Borough.
“Such good GCSE results encourage young people to realise their full potential and provide them with a strong foundation to enter employment or further education. I wish them all every success in their futures.”