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North Yorkshire in top 25% for GCSE and A-level grades

North Yorkshire in top 25% for GCSE and A-level grades

Published at 8:52am 14th October 2016. (Updated at 10:21am 14th October 2016)

New figures show that North Yorkshire is in the top 25% of authorities in England for results at GCSE and A-level.

Provisional figures published by the Department for Education show more than a quarter of A-level students in the county achieved grades of AAB or better.

Meanwhile, 67% of pupils gained A* to C GCSE grades in English and Maths, which is higher than the national average of 63%.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools, said: "These very good results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our young people and their teachers.

"This success reflects the very strong teaching in North Yorkshire schools, the partnership between schools, teaching school alliances and the local authority, as well as the strong partnership with parents and families.

"These results reflect North Yorkshire’s determination that all students can meet their full potential and that our schools continue to offer excellence and a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum."