Rise in Thurrock students gaining GCSE results for English and Maths
STUDENTS from schools across Thurrock are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results (Thursday 23 August).
The provisional results show 62 percent of Thurrock students have gained a pass grade of 4 and above in English and Maths combined, the equivalent to a C or higher in the old grading system.
The percentage of students in Thurrock achieving this provisional benchmark has increased on last year’s result, which saw 61 percent of GCSE students in the borough gaining a pass grade of 4 or above in English and Maths combined.
Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, visited St Clere’s and William Edwards Schools on the day to congratulate those receiving their results. He said, “I enjoyed meeting students as they opened their results, there was a great buzz at both schools. Also, it’s great to see the rather large strides forward that both Gateway and Hassenbrook have made, even though the exam criteria is tougher.
“I want to congratulate all of those receiving their results, everyone should be proud of the hard work they’ve put into achieving them. Thank you also to students families, teaching staff and school governors who have supported Thurrock students in achieving excellent results. I wish all our students the very best of luck for the future.
“We will continue to have high aspirations for all our young people in the borough and support our schools and academies to achieve this. To meet the demand for new secondary school places we are investing £70million in new schools and expansions.”
Thurrock Careers offers impartial information, support and guidance about future career pathways. A personal adviser is available to provide support in school and further help can be obtained through the Inspire Youth Hub which is located opposite Thameside Theatre in Grays. For more information visit thurrock.gov.uk/careers