Local schools buoyed by record GCSE results

NRHN 23-08-12 BE 12 Heanorgate school gcse results. Jessica Allen, Megan Yeomans and Rachel Wilson.
NRHN 23-08-12 BE 12 Heanorgate school gcse results. Jessica Allen, Megan Yeomans and Rachel Wilson.

Nervous GCSE pupils ripped open their exam results across the region this morning.

The nationwide picture showed the first ever fall in A* to C grades in the exam’s 24 year history.

But local schools faired better - with 94 per cent of Heanor Gate students achieving five or more GCSEs in any subject - a jump of 12 per cent on last year.

At Mill Hill School 94 per cent of pupils achieved five GCSEs or more - marking a 27 per cent rise from 2010.

Following on from successful A and AS level grades, Swanwick Hall School pupils also celebrated record results. A total of 75 per cent of the GCSE teens achieved five or more pass grades.

And Selston Arts and Community College also broke records with a 93 per cent pass rate.

Nationally the picture was less positive, with 69.4 per cent of all pupils gaining five C or above grades, down 0.4 per cent.

For the full round up including comments from top performing pupils grab next Thursday’s Ripley and Heanor News.