25 August 2010

Councillor Andrew Grant, cabinet member for children and young people said: “At this stage we have provisional figures to go on, but the data we have for the country clearly show us that performance in Northamptonshire at GCSE level has improved for the third consecutive year in a row.

“For the first time, Northamptonshire has recorded more than half, 51 per cent, of the county’s students achieving the standard of 5 or more GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths. That’s a two per cent increase on last year’s performance.

“This improvement in performance will make a real difference to the life chances of young people in the county.

“We are in the process of analysing this year’s results to see where there have been achievements as well as identifying areas where more work is needed.

“Raising attainment across the board is a huge priority for us because we want to deliver the best possible education for our children and help them to reach their potential.”