Today sees Peterborough students achieving some of the best ever GCSE results.

Peterborough students have achieved some of the city's best ever GCSE results with more children than ever before achieving A* to C in English.

In total 69.7 per cent of students achieved A* to C in English - up from 64 per cent in 2015. There was also a rise in the number of A* to C maths grades, with 61.2 per cent of students achieving at this level, compared to 60 per cent last year.

In total, 55.6 per cent of pupils were awarded an A* to C grade in both English and maths, up from 53 per cent last year. The numbers achieving five A* to Cs including maths and English rose to 51.4 per cent, compared to 49 per cent in 2015. In total, 2,251 students took GCSE exams this year.

Young people who are unsure of their next steps following their results can get help and advice from the Youth Access Hub at City College Peterborough on Brook Street. In the hub young people can speak to careers advisers from the council, City College Peterborough and a range of other providers about their options.

The hub is open Monday to Friday throughout August from 1pm to 4.30pm (3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays). Young people can drop in or call 864500 to book an appointment or 293897 during the hub’s opening hours.

If you’re ready to study for an apprenticeship, then a good place to start is the website for young people managed by The Skills Service www.standoutskills.co.uk.



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