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GCSE results 2012
Published Thursday 23rd August 12
Rotherham students have again recorded excellent GCSE results with pass rates rising to a new all-time high, up for the 11th year in a row.
A total of 3448 students took GCSEs this year and schools are reporting that 60.6% achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths, up 3.5% on last year. 84.2% achieved passes at 5A*-C overall, up 1.5%. The trends are in contrast to the reported national picture which is predicting a slight fall in the numbers achieving these pass rates.
Among the biggest improvers at 5A*-C including English and Maths were:
- Oakwood up 18%
- Wingfield up 11.4%
- Brinsworth up 10.8%
- Winterhill up 10%
- Wath up 9.5%
Councillor Paul Lakin, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families' Services, said: "These are another set of strong results and when added to the A-Level pass rate rises show that standards are improving across our schools.
"That is a great credit to the students themselves and everyone who has supported them at home and at school to achieve these results."