Great news on GCSE results

August 27, 2009 3:54 PM

Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Newcastle East Greg Stone has congratulated students and teachers in Newcastle East's schools after the publication of this year's GCSE results showed a record success level. There was a 5% rise in students getting 5 A-C grades citywide, to 72% - the best ever citywide performance.

Greg said "I am delighted to hear that Newcastle East schools have done so well, and it is a testimony to the hard work of teachers and students. Particular congratulations must go to Benfield School for their outstanding results this year."

"The Lib Dems made improving educational attainment a top priority when we took control of the city council in 2004, and I am delighted that the lessons learned from our educational attainment commission are paying off in terms of A-level and GCSE success"