23 August 2018

The anxious wait is over this morning for students as Loughborough College celebrates a GCSE pass rate well above the national average.

More than 860 students discovered results which delivered a boost in the numbers achieving the highest grades in English and Maths and an outstanding overall pass rate of 99%.

A leap in higher grades 4-9 (equivalent to the former A*-C) put the 2018 English and Maths pass rate a massive 12% above the 2016/17 national average.

Almost half of students (45%) at the College this year passed English at the higher grades and the overall pass rate across both subjects was 8% higher than the current national average of 91%.

Loughborough College CEO John Doherty said: “We are delighted with the GCSE results, particularly in a year when a new grading system and syllabus posed major challenges for both teachers and learners.

“The outstanding results achieved reflect the enormous talent, hard work and dedication of our students and the staff who have taught and supported them.”

Loughborough College Head of STEM and Academic Studies Sharon Townes added: ‘’Once again our students performed exceptionally well, with grade 4-9 pass rates amongst those re-sitting English and maths continuing at high levels and outcomes overall remaining significantly above current national averages.

“We are very proud of the achievements of our learners and teachers and congratulate them wholeheartedly.

“Our keen focus on enabling our learners to achieve in English and maths aligns with our vision of ensuring all our learners are thoroughly equipped with excellent literacy and numeracy skills to secure a positive progression into further study or employment.’’

For more information contact Elizabeth Udall, Communications Consultant, Loughborough College on 07515 852690 or elizabethudall1@gmail.com

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