Students across the city have been receiving their GCSE results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work.

The emerging results for the city so far show that the numbers of students achieving five A*-C grade are on track to be similar to last year . This is particularly encouraging when a national decline in the proportion of GCSE entries achieving A*-C grades is being widely reported.

Sheffield Park Academy students saw a successful set of GCSE results, with 66% achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Maya Carnall-Yee from Park Academy achieved three A*s, three Distinctions *, four As and one B.

Students at Forge Valley have seen substantial improvements for the second year. 56% of students received A*-C in Maths and English, a 4% increase from 2015

Scott Woffindin, 16, from Forge Valley School achieved 11A*s and is looking forward to staying on at Forge Valley to study Geography, Maths, Physics and Chemistry A-Levels.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families said: “Following last week’s A Level results I think it’s absolutely fantastic to see so many young people also celebrating achieving such great GCSEs.

“Congratulations to all the students and many thanks to those who have supported them along the way – their schools, school governors, school staff, and parents and carers and friends. I know how much hard work will have gone into these fantastic results.

“These results highlight a number of positive improvements we have seen in our schools. This comes on top of this year’s increase in the number of schools judged as good and outstanding by Ofsted – now over 80% compared to 73% in 2015.

“We will continue to work with schools to boost standards further. Our partnership with Learn Sheffield will help us to do this, at this time where there continues to be many changes in the education system.”