Published Thursday 22 August 2019 at 14:49
Students across the borough were celebrating their exam results today.
Overall GCSE results have improved in the borough for the third year running.
A total of 77% of pupils in Blackburn with Darwen’s schools gained a pass in English with 71% gaining a pass in Maths.
The proportion of pupils achieving a pass at grade 4 or higher on the new 1-9 scale in both English and Maths also rose. This year, 66% of pupils achieved this in both subjects, up 2% from 64% last year.
Councillor Maureen Bateson, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, said:
Firstly, I want to say a massive well done to every young person in Blackburn and Darwen who took their GCSE’s this year.
“We have had improvement in all our results, including 77% in English, an improvement of 1% and 70% in Maths, which stayed the same.
The exams have been more challenging in recent years so it is wonderful to see these results and great to see even more improvement across the board. Students have worked incredibly hard and even more this year have achieved the pass grades in English and Maths. What a fantastic achievement!
I would also like to thank all our teachers, parents and governors for their hard work and support, they have helped enormously in this level of success. Our young people have done incredibly well. I want to offer my congratulations to all students and best wishes for your future plans.”
There are many options open to students in the borough, whether they have achieved the grades they wanted or need to look at alternatives if there plans may have changed.
Our New Directions service is a careers, information and advice service for young people and can provide you with the support you need at this time.
You can contact them at:
Tel: 01254 666424
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