GCSE results in Rochdale Borough improve

Date published: 22 August 2013

Early figures show that 80.2% of the borough’s pupils achieved 5+A*-C grades in this year’s GCSEs, a 1% increase on 2012 and the best ever result to date.

With results for all of the borough’s schools announced today, there has also been an improvement of 8% in the English Baccalaureate.

55.7% of pupils have achieved 5+A*-C grades including Maths and English – an improvement of 3.7% on last year’s figure.

Councillor Donna Martin, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “The overall increase in students achieving five or more A*-C grades is very encouraging and great credit must go to the pupils and their parents and teachers.”

Rochdale Borough Council Director of Children’s Services, Gladys Rhodes-White said:
“Rochdale’s young people should be proud of themselves for achieving the best ever GCSE results.

“Students, teachers, and parents should be congratulated for this achievement. These results are our best results ever and we need to be really celebrating the fact that we are achieving better results despite more rigorous marking of exams.”

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