The DfE has recently released the national picture on 2013’s GCSE results. For Cornwall these results are excellent with our results bucking the national trend of a decrease. The national picture is 58.6% receiving A-C grades including mathematics and English. This is down from 59.4% in 2012.
For Cornwall, we have seen a jump from 55.4% in 2012 to 59.3% in 2013. This is a huge leap forward. However, this is not the end of the good news, as Cornwall has seen a steady rise in A-C grades since 2009. As in 2009 48.9% were achieving A-C grades.
I am really proud of these results and would like to congratulate everyone on this achievement. This is not only students who took the exams, but the teachers, parents and carers who have helped with support, advice and the knowledge. It shows our schools are committed to providing the best quality education for their students and these results show that once again, their hard work has paid off.