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Well done to Shropshire’s GCSE students

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Shropshire’s¬†youngsters have again risen to the challenge and recorded GCSE grades above the national average.

Councillor Aggie Caesar-Homden, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, has congratulated pupils receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday 25 August 2011).

“Early indications are that Shropshire’s results remain very good and it looks like being another year of high achievement. Initial results indicate that overall Shropshire schools are likely to exceed national averages across most indicators including the recently introduced measure of the English Baccalaureate. This identifies achievement across a broader range of subjects, including English, mathematics, science, a humanities subject and a foreign language.

“We appreciate how hard the students have worked to gain their results and congratulate them on their achievements.

“Our thanks go to all those in our school communities who have contributed to their success. We recognise that our highly professional teachers, support staff, governors, volunteers and of course, parents and carers, have provided the support and encouragement necessary to enable the students to do so well.

“We wish all the students receiving their results today every success in the future.”