PHOTO SLIDESHOW: GCSE results day across Mansfield and Ashfield schools

Nottinghamshire County Council has congratulated its young people in schools across the county who have been receiving the results of their GCSE examinations.

The provisional results for Nottinghamshire based on 41 (out of 45) schools show that:

Youngsters at Joseph Whitaker School in Rainworth  celebrate their GCSE results,from the left are Jack Powell, Tye Thompson and Sam Denby.

Youngsters at Joseph Whitaker School in Rainworth celebrate their GCSE results,from the left are Jack Powell, Tye Thompson and Sam Denby.

62.3% of pupils obtained 5 or more A* - C grades including English and mathematics with figures up by 4.7 percentage points against last year’s figures of 57.6%.

88% of pupils obtained 5 or more A* - C grades at GCSE, an increase of 5.4 percentage points over last year (82.6%).

The results across the county for those achieving 5 or more A* - G grades, including English and mathematics, stands at 96.2% up by 2.5 percentage points against last year (93.7% on 2011).

Nottinghamshire County Council’s committee chairman for children and young people’s services Philip Owen said: “These pupils have worked extremely hard with support from their teachers. I would like to congratulate them for their hard work.

“Hopefully, young people will be getting the results they were hoping for and they will be able to make firm choices about their future. However, they know that they can seek advice from their teachers or the national exam helpline for information on what to do next.

“Our teachers have been working hard, focusing their efforts on supporting pupils and raising standards.

“The county council has continued to support the conversion of further secondary schools into academies using external providers and this is a trend which is set to continue with a further four secondary schools set to become academies from 1st September. ”