GCSE results day
School pupils receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday 23 August 2012) have been congratulated by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for education.
Councillor Cecilia Motley said:
“Early indications are that Shropshire’s results remain good and 2012 is likely to be another year of high achievement. Initial results indicate that overall Shropshire schools will again exceed national averages across most indicators including the recently introduced measure of the English Baccalaureate. This is an important measure because it identifies achievement across a broad 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. School staff and Shropshire Council’s Information, Advice and Guidance team will be available to give advice to students and parents who would like support as they make decisions about their next steps. ”
The Information, Advice and Guidance Service can be contacted at www.shropshireyouth.com