GCSE RESULTS: South Yorkshire round-up

GCSE pupils at Wales High School
GCSE pupils at Wales High School

The long wait for GCSE results for pupils across South Yorkshire is now over.

Students collected their results this morning and for many it was a welcome relief.

Matthew Cockayne, star pupil at Dinnington High School

Matthew Cockayne, star pupil at Dinnington High School

Youngsters at Dinnington High School achieved a 97 per cent pass rate, with 54 per cent of that figure recording five or more A*-C grades or equivalent. And 47 per cent of students achieved five A*-C grades which included maths and English.

A couple of notable stand-out performers include Emily Staniland, who achieved seven A* and three A grades.

Other students who are celebrating are Rosie Bradshaw, who recorded nine A*s and a B, Jessica Macdonald who achieved two A*s and seven A’s and Matthew Cockayne who got eight A grades and a B.

At Wales High School, teachers were delighted as more students than ever before achieved the highest A*/A grades. The overall performance of students also improved, with 65 per cent of students gaining  five A*-C grades including English and maths. 

Headteacher Pepe D’iasio said: ”The work of our students and teachers has resulted in a superb set of results for the students.  More than one in two students achieved an A*/A, whilst almost every student achieved at least five GCSE passes.”