THERE were tears of joy and sadness as students received their long-awaited GCSE results last Thursday.
Weeks of nail-biting were over for Rugby students as friends gathered nervously to open their envelopes.
Over the last few years, Warwickshire County Council has worked closely with schools, with a particular focus on the number of pupils achieving five or more higher grade GCSE passes including English and mathematics.
Standards on this measure have improved considerably over the last few years, and we hope they will be higher again this year.
Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council, Portfolio Holder for Children Young People and Families, said: “This is such an important and exciting time for those opening their GCSE result envelopes.
“May I congratulate all students on their achievements and wish them luck for the future, whether they decide to stay in education or pursue training or employment opportunities.
“The long hours of hard work and dedication of all the teaching staff, plus the support of parents, that contributed to the students’ success should also not go unnoticed today.
“It will be a while before we receive full and verified results for the county, but we are optimistic that the vast majority of Warwickshire pupils have been successful in reaching their target grades.”
See next week’s Rugby Advertiser for full story and pictures from the schools.