Top class: GCSE high achievers

Exam students celebrate results. Picture: Liz Mockler D9879LM
Exam students celebrate results. Picture: Liz Mockler D9879LM
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DONCASTER saw another record-breaking year as pupils celebrated their GCSE results.

It is the seventh consecutive year where grades have improved with 54 per cent of Doncaster pupils achieving five or more grades at A*-C level, including English and maths, a two per cent increase on last year.

Councillor Eric Tatton-Kelly, Doncaster Council’s 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.”

The top results in Doncaster were at Hayfield School - where 82 per cent of pupils attained five or more A*-c passes including in English and maths -an, just behind, Hungerhill.

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.

No school was below the Government target of 35 per cent A*-C passes, including the core subjects.

* Pictured here are Danum School students celebrating their GCSE results.

Back L-R are Jemma Kirby, 16, of Lakeside, who achieved two A’s, seven B’s, and three C’s, Kennedy edwards, 16, of Intake, who achieved one A*, and ten A’s, and Laura Sheard, 16, of Intake, who achieved two B’s, five C’s, one D, and one E. Front is Josh Hewitt, 16, of Intake, who achieved four A’s, two B’s, three C’s, one D, and a Distinction*

See this week’s Doncster Free Press for an eight-page picture special to celebrate students’ GCSE results.