Derbyshire ‘will beat’ national results average

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DERBYSHIRE pupils’ GCSE success is expected to beat the national average, initial analysis shows.

More than 8,000 students across the county’s 46 secondary schools received their results today yesterday.

Provisional results show that 57 per cent of students in Derbyshire achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, a drop of one per cent.

But Eckington School said its number of passes at grades A* to C, including English and maths, was even higher at 63 per cent.

Headteacher Patrick Cummings said there were many exceptional achievements and the score was likely to place the school’s ‘value added rating among the very best in Derbyshire, as was the case in 2011.”

Coun Mike Longden, Derbyshire County Council’s education chief, added: “I would like to congratulate students, parents, governors and county council staff for their wonderful efforts and success this year.”