STUDENTS from schools across Thurrock were celebrating after receiving their GCSE results last week, Thursday 22 August 2019.
The results show that schools in the borough have maintained the outcomes from 2018.
A number of schools show significant increases with pupils achieving level 5 + in both English and Maths – a level 4 is the equivalent to a C or higher in the old grading system.
Cllr James Halden, Cabinet Member for Education and Health, visited The Gateway Academy and Grays Convent schools on the day to congratulate those receiving their results. He said, “It was an honour to give some of the students at the Gateway Academy their results envelope yesterday morning, there was a great buzz in the room and our students have great aspirations for their future. It was also inspiring to see so many parents, carers and extended families supporting our young people.
“The exam criteria is tougher than it ever has been before and I want to congratulate all of those receiving their results. Everyone should be proud of the hard work they have put into achieving them. I wish you all 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.”