Success at secondary school exams
Last month Peterborough secondary schools, si xth forms and teenagers were all celebrating as GCSEandAlevel results were released.
Peterborough students achieved some of the city’s best ever GCSE results with more children than ever before achieving A* to C in English.
In total 69.7 per cent of students achieved A* to C in English - up from 64 per cent in 2015. There was also a rise in the number of A* to C maths grades, with 61.2 per cent of students achieving at this level, compared to 60 per cent last year.
At A level, Peterborough’s pupils remained above the national average for passes, but there was a dip in percentage of results graded A* to B. Across Peterborough, the overall pass rate climbed 0.1 per cent to 98.3,with the national average pass rate remaining at 98.1per cent.
The percentage of results graded A*- B was 42.4 per cent,down on 46.3 per cent last year