Doncaster GCSE results improve for seventh year in a row

Young people in Doncaster are celebrating another great set of exam results with improved grades for the seventh year in a row

The current indications based on provisional information are that a record 54% of students from Doncaster have achieved five or more grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics – a two percent increase on last year.

An even greater number of students achieved five or more A*-C grades (not including English and Mathematics) an impressive 14% increase on the figure from two years ago.

The top results in Doncaster were at Hayfield School, closely followed by Hungerhill School where pupils have recorded a 10% improvement on last year’s figures. Both Armthorpe School and Balby Carr Community Sports College also saw a good increase in their rate of A*-C passes including English and Mathematics.

Currently, no school appears to be below the national minimum target set by the government of 35% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.

Councillor Eric Tatton-Kelly, cabinet member for the children and young people’s service, said: “This is fantastic news for young people and their parents, carers and teachers. Well done to everyone getting their results today. This shows that Doncaster is continuing to improve and making real progress.”