Lincolnshire students celebrate improvements in GCSE results

Early indications of GCSE results across Lincolnshire show continued improvements this year.

With 10 schools still to return data, provisional figures released today by Lincolnshire schools, including academies, indicate that the percentage of students attaining good grades in core subjects continues to rise.

The percentage of students attaining five or more A*-C including English and Maths is no longer a headline measure of school performance.

The new headline is the percentage of students attaining an A*-C grade in English and Maths, which has increased by 5%, from 58.3% in 2015 to 63.2% this year. An impressive 23 schools so far have achieved more than 60%.

The percentage of students attaining A*-C in English is currently 73.5% for 2016 and compares to 67.6% last year, an increase of 5.9%. Four of the 45 schools achieved 100% in this measure.

The percentage of A*-C in Maths is currently showing as 69.8% for 2016, 1.8% up on last year. Six of the 45 schools achieved 100% in this measure

With an increase of 2.2% on last year, the percentage achieving the English Baccalaureate is 29.4% for 2016 compared to 27.2% in 2015.

So far 24 schools have shown improvement on last year in this measure, with 12 of those schools improving by over 5% on last year.

Councillor Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “It’s looking like another impressive set of results this year.

“Students deserve every credit for their commitment to reach their potential.”

Debbie Barnes, Director of Children’s Services, added: “We have yet to see how the final figures will pan out, but the picture is showing that our students have done incredibly well to maintain improvements and standards.

“Schools continue to excel in providing the platform for students to perform to their best.”

Take a look back at Lincolnshire Reporter’s live coverage of the GCSE results, with pictures, stats and reactions from pupils and schools.