GCSE RESULTS: South Yorkshire round-up

GCSE pupils at Wales High School

GCSE pupils at Wales High School

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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.”