Pupils in Lancashire have once again performed well and chalked up some impressive GCSE results.
Provisional results show that around 59% of students achieved at least five A*-C passes including English and Maths, similar to last year’s final figure.
County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “Our students can be justifiably proud of themselves. These results are the culmination of a great deal of hard work by students and their teachers.
“At this stage we can’t make a proper comparison with national statistics until they are released in October, but the fact that our students have matched last year’s results whilst exams have become increasingly challenging can only be a good sign.
“The results show that standards remain genuinely high in our schools despite the changes in marking and the curriculum.
“I’m been constantly impressed by what I’ve seen in our schools since I became cabinet member. I’m so proud of our families, teachers and schools’ staff who have worked very hard to support our pupils.
“I’d also like to congratulate and to thank our students themselves for all their hard work. These results are a credit to them.”