ROTHERHAM’S secondary schools are celebrating the highest pass rate ever in GCSE results released this week.
The borough’s 16-year-olds achieved a pass rate of 50.8 per cent last summer at five or more A8 to C grades, including key subjects of English and maths.
The figure is 3.7 per cent up on last year—well above the national figures.
The results are revealed in official government figures released today.
Some of the best performances at 5A*-C included Thrybergh up 21 per cent, Aston up 15 per cent and Wath’s St Pius up 12 per cent.
All schools are now above the original government floor target of 30 per cent.
Dorothy Smith, senior director of schools and lifelong learning, said: “This has been a positive year for Rotherham’s secondary schools where we have seen the highest rates of GCSE passes in the borough.”
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