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25 August 2017, 01:27 | Colleen Roy
GCSE students across the country are bracing themselves for the new 1-9 grading scale
STUDENTS across the city and borough have been celebrating their GCSE results today.
Just over half of students picking up their results this morning achieved grade 4 in the core disciplines, the equivalent of a C, which is a nine per cent increase on previous year.
29 per cent of pupils achieved a top grade in maths, and 62 pc achieved a pass in maths and English.
Headteacher John Panayi said: "Within a changing and uncertain examination landscape where grade boundaries are untested, it is very good to note that Hedingham School has maintained high expectations for our students which is reflected in their excellent results".
I'm so happy, and I can't thank my teachers enough for their support in preparing me for the new style GCSEs in English and Maths.
Special mentions went to two Hans Price students who secured grade 9s in English. "Well done to all, including our parents, who play a vital part in the education and success of their child".
She added that the results for French, Spanish and German were particularly strong, with 45% of all GCSE language grades being either A* or A.
This is the second year running the organisation has seen this type of success with 89 per cent for English and 82 per cent for maths achieving a pass rate.
Changes to other subjects will take place in 2018 with all changes to GCSEs concluded by 2020.
Nationally, around a tenth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
Figures show the number of students achieving A* to G grades is down 1.8 percentage points to 96.9% while the number gaining the top A* to A grades has fallen by 1.5% to 17.9%. The teachers here have really helped me over the last 5 years and I'm very grateful for all they have done.
This reflects an exceptional rise of 9% compared with last year's results and an unprecedented jump of 23% compared with two years ago.
Students said they were "speechless" and "in shock" as they opened their results.
Fewer people will get the top grade 9, which they say is not exactly the same as an A*.
At Soham Village College 67 per cent of students achieved the equivalent of grades A*-C in both maths and English and more than 50 students achieved A*-A grades or equivalent in most of their subjects.
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