County toasts its GCSE results

GCSE grades in Nottinghamshire are ‘on the up’ according to a recent report.

Across the county, 64 per cent of teenagers got five or more A* to C grades including English and maths - an increase of 2.5 per cent from last year.

Twenty schools across the county improved since 2012 on 5 A* to C grades and seven schools improved by more than 10 per cent.

In Eastwood 49 per cent of pupils got the top grades with English and maths included, and in Kimberley head teacher Chris Teal said it was ‘at least 60 per cent’.

Twenty schools across the county improved since last year and seven of these improved by more than ten per cent.