Staffordshire County Council is still awaiting confirmation of results from a number of schools across the county which will affect overall results, however, early indications for the results collated from 40 schools show that 59.5% of students achieved five A*-C including English and Mathematics. This is compared to 56.1% last year.
Total GCSE passes at A*-C is above the national average (66.9%) at 68%, up from 65.5% in 2015.
Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for learning and skills, said: “Getting the right mix of skills is important for any future career and pupils who have collected their GCSE results today are now equipped to progress into further education, training or apprenticeships. I wish them every success in the future, whatever path they choose to take.
“Although we are yet to collate the final data, the initial review indicates that the results across our schools have improved on last year and are better than the national average. I am delighted that Staffordshire’s progress appears to be continuing and want to congratulate each and every child on their achievements.
“The county council, along with Entrust, will continue to challenge and support schools to drive for still greater improvement so every child in the county can benefit from a first class education.”