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Education 'disappointed' as GCSE results slip

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EDUCATION is investigating after some GCSE results were below expectations.

EDUCATION is investigating after some GCSE results were below expectations.

This year 59.3% of students achieved the 'gold-standard' of five or more GCSEs or level two equivalent including English and maths at grade C or above, a fall on last year's result but still up on 2010 and 2011.

Minister Robert Sillars congratulated all students who had worked hard to achieve their grades.

'We are disappointed that our results are below what we expected in certain areas and will be thoroughly analysing the reasons for this on an individual student level, class by class, subject by subject and school by school,' said Deputy Sillars.

'It is interesting to note some of the messages coming out from schools in England who appear to be experiencing the same sort of grade turbulence because of recent changes to the exam system. We are looking closely at this but our focus today is on ensuring our young people have the qualifications they need to move on to the next stage of their education, training or employment.'

Full details and the students' stories will appear in tomorrow's Guernsey Press.

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