GCSE RESULTS 2015: Another year of new records and successes

JUMPING FOR JOY:  Happy students (from left) Jonathan Tonge, Chloe Tedford-Jones, Radka Franova, Ella Gorringe and (right) Michal Ferens

JUMPING FOR JOY: Happy students (from left) Jonathan Tonge, Chloe Tedford-Jones, Radka Franova, Ella Gorringe and (right) Michal Ferens

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Thousands of Lancashire youngsters picked up their GCSE results yesterday.

Despite the turmoil surrounding exam changes, most of the county’s schools saw pupils beating expectations - and national benchmarks. However many headteachers – and leading education associations – are worried that schools’ standing in the league tables will suffer because some subjects are no longer used as a measure of attainment. One organisation, the National Association of Headteachers, is calling for a radical overhaul of the GCSE system, considering pupils now have to stay in school or education until they are 18. This, say the heads, brings into question the validity of testing at 16.

Education Reporter SONJA ASTBURY recorded some of the success stories, which included some youngsters setting new records.

Read all our Lancashire GCSE stories here:

Penwortham Priory Academy

Fulwood Academy

Worden Academy

All Hallows Catholic High School

Hutton CE Grammar School

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School

Westholme School

Carr Hill High School

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