Barbara is celebrating the news that Salford has had its best year for GCSEs, with provisional results showing 76% of pupils achieving 5 or more A* to C grades. This is a 9% improvement on the results from 2008 and places Salford above the likely national average.
The percentage of pupils in Salford receiving 5 or more A* to C grades including English and Maths also rose 7% on last year, to 47%.
As one of the most improved schools in Worsley constituency, Barbara has singled out Harrop Fold School for achieving a greatly improved result. The percentage of Harrop Fold pupils receiving 5 A* to C grades rose 3.2% to 55.2% this year. The percentage of pupils taking English and Maths receiving 5 or more A* to C grades also increased by 7% to 39%.
“I’d like to congratulate all pupils in Salford on their GCSE results this year.
“The big improvement in results across Salford shows the level of hard work and commitment by students and teachers locally. They should be very proud of their achievements.
“We are continuing to see the benefits of the Government’s long-term investment in schools in Worsley constituency. One of the best examples is Harrop Fold School, which has been transformed over recent years and has far exceeded expectations with this year’s GCSE results.”