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Students celebrate GCSE success

Students celebrate GCSE success

Published at 2:37pm 20th August 2015. (Updated at 3:49pm 24th August 2015)

Thousands of teenagers across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale have chalked up more impressive GCSE results.

Nationally, the overall pass rate has risen again this year, but the number of top grades has fallen slightly for the fourth year in a row.

Nearly 70% of grades were between A* and C.

North Yorkshire County Council says early indications from schools show that students are continuing to perform well above national averages. 

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools, said: "Results so far this year show an increasing proportion of pupils achieving five passes at A* to C including English and Maths at GCSE, and I am delighted once again be able to congratulate all of our students on their success.

"These excellent results are a tribute to their hard work and the dedication and quality of their teachers."

The council says North Yorkshire’s GCSE results remain well within the top quarter of authorities nationally.