Cheshire East pupils have achieved yet more success with an excellent set of provisional GCSE results for 2022.
Provisional figures show that 77 per cent of pupils achieved a ‘standard pass’ or better in English and maths combined with over half of all pupils (54 per cent) achieving the ‘strong pass’.
In the separate subjects, English results were particularly strong with 83 per cent of Cheshire East pupils gaining the standard pass or better with 69 per cent achieving a stronger pass.
It is not possible to make comparisons to performance data from more recent years when different assessment arrangements were used due to the pandemic. However, there are strong improvements in performance compared to 2019 when external examinations were last used.
It is encouraging to see the improvement in outcomes for disadvantaged learners. Almost half of this group (48 per cent) achieved a standard pass in English and maths combined which is a significant improvement on 2019 performance.
Councillor Kathryn Flavell, lead member for children’s and families at Cheshire East Council, said: “It is an absolute privilege to be able to celebrate the exam successes of the young people of Cheshire East who have once again excelled in their GCSE qualifications.
“The pandemic has placed many additional pressures on students, teachers and family members to prepare for these external assessments and everyone has certainly risen to this significant challenge. I applaud everyone for going ‘above and beyond’ and these results show the unity and resilience of everyone to best support our young people.
“In particular, I want to especially celebrate the achievements of our cared for children where there have been some tremendous individual results.
“This time of year is an anxious one for pupils and my message to all our young people is to be proud of what you have achieved. Whatever your results today, together with our schools, we are here to help you with your next steps.
“To continue to perform at the highest level is a real credit to our pupils, their families and our schools. I’d like to wish every young person the very best as they progress into their next phase of education, apprenticeship or training.”
Schools are offering support and advice on next steps based on students’ results and young people can also contact the council’s youth support service by visiting Cheshire East and searching for ‘youth support’.
Young people and their families can also find local support for mental health and wellbeing on the Cheshire East Council website.