The nervous wait is over for pupil across St Helens Borough picking up their GCSE results yesterday.
This year most results are classified by numbers from nine to one replacing the old category ratings. A nine is equivalent to an A* under the old system and four is classed as a C grade.
Early analysis shows that the results for pupils getting at least a four in both English and maths increased on last year’s figures. This year 61.2 per cent gained the marks in the two core subjects compared to 60.4 per cent in 2018.
Congratulating pupils collecting their results Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of St Helens Council and Cabinet Member for Developing Children, said: “The years of hard work, study and nervous wait for results is now over and I want to congratulate all our young people who have picked up their results. I’ve heard of many remarkable successes and I’m sure you have made your families, teachers and school support staff very proud. This is just the start for so many of you as you make important choices about your next steps in the world and we want to wish you the best of luck in your future.
“As a council we do all we can to support our schools and help them to provide our children with quality education. With that my thanks also goes to our fantastic education staff who go above and beyond to support our young people and give them the best opportunity to flourish.”