Strongest GCSE results for College students

25th August 2011 10:25pm - Return to press releases

Photo. Mark Keen.jpgEast Riding College is celebrating its strongest set of GCSE results, with 76.3 per cent of entries passing at A* to C grade and an overall pass result of 98.5 per cent.
The result is above the national average of 69.8 per cent and that for Yorkshire and the Humber, which is 65.4 per cent.
The majority of people taking GCSEs at the College do so as an addition to their main vocational course or as a standalone part-time course. For many learners it is their second attempt to achieve a good grade at GCSE, and in some cases for mature learners it can be many years since their first attempt, and therefore these results represent a significant achievement for these learners. The College recognises the importance of all learners achieving a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.

Mark Keen (pictured), assistant director for quality at the College, said: "I'm delighted with these results, which reflect the excellent teaching at the College and the support given to students who are studying here.
"Combined with the recent excellent A-level results where there was a 100 per cent pass rate and the excellent Ofsted inspection result and Beacon College status, the College can now confidently claim to be one of the highest performing colleges.
"I'd like to congratulate everyone concerned and wish the students good luck on their next step in education."

For more information about GCSEs and other courses offered at the College, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk or call 0845 120 0037.

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Notes to editors:  For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk