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Nottinghamshire County Council's message to students receiving GSCE results


By Connor Thompson


For students across Nottinghamshire, GCSE results day today marks the culmination of years of study and weeks of revision.

Councillor Philip Owen, Nottinghamshire County Council's committee chairman for children and young people’s services said: "Congratulations to Nottinghamshire’s young people, most of whom will be celebrating their results.

"This success is in the context of a more challenging curriculum and end of key stage exams.”

G.C.S.E results day at Toot Hill School, Bingham..L-R: Rebecca Parry, who obtained two 9 grades in English, Lizzie Smith, who acheived grades of 7+ across all subjects and Cerys Woollacott who acheived two 9 grades in English. 220819TV1-4. (15600521)
G.C.S.E results day at Toot Hill School, Bingham..L-R: Rebecca Parry, who obtained two 9 grades in English, Lizzie Smith, who acheived grades of 7+ across all subjects and Cerys Woollacott who acheived two 9 grades in English. 220819TV1-4. (15600521)

This is the third year of GCSEs being graded from nine to one, rather than A* to G. The reform has been phased since 2017 and it will take until summer 2020 for all reformed GCSE subjects to move to the new grade scale.

However, most of the subjects will be graded from nine to one this summer, where a four is equivalent to a C in the previous grading system.

“I wish all those well who will be progressing further with their education and whowill now be able to confirm their sixth form or college courses, apprenticeship or work placements.

Minster GCSE results (15605334)
Minster GCSE results (15605334)

"For those who choose not to follow the traditional route of higher education, young people in Nottinghamshire have more choice than ever before when it comes to making important decisions about their futures," said Mr Owen.

“We also have a particular interest in the futures of Nottinghamshire’s looked after children. We're especially proud of the work they have put in and their achievements. We strive to offer stability in the support we give to them so that they each have the chance to achieve to the best of their ability and go on to get qualifications and skills that will help them build a rewarding future.

“For a small number of young people who may be disappointed with their achievements, I am grateful to schools and the dedicated teachers who will ensure that support and independent advice and guidance is available to allow these students to continue with their education in the most appropriate setting.”

Nottinghamshire County Council places families, education and skills firmly at the heart of its vision.

Mr Owen said: “We are committed to ensuring a confident, well-educated and skilled workforce of the future for businesses in Nottinghamshire.

“GCSE outcomes are a foundation for the further learning that needs to take place at Key Stage 5 – A levels and their equivalent - and beyond.”

Other useful options available to students are:

Help with job hunting:

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities can find details of apprenticeships, training and higher education all in one place.

For more information go to:



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