Good luck to all students collecting their GCSE results today! The Chronicle will be bringing you all the news about results across Chester and Ellesmere Port along with information and advice. You can get in touch by tweeting @ChesterChron or by email to email@example.com
That’s it for another year of GCSE results! Congratulations to all students who have collected their results from school - we hope your grades were as good as you were hoping for. You can find individual stories for schools throughout the Cheshire West and Chester area on our website and you can check out a photo gallery of pictures here. Thank you for following our live updates throughout the day.
Praise from Cheshire West and Chester Council
Young people across Cheshire West have been celebrating today (Thursday, August 25) after receiving their GCSE examination results.
More than 3,300 Year 11 students from across 19 academies and secondary schools took part.
Provisional data shows that 79% of 16-year-old students in those schools in the borough gained a GCSE in English at grade C or above. This is an increase of 7% on this time last year.
In mathematics, 72% of 16-year-old students in those schools in the borough gained a maths GCSE at grade C or above. This is an increase of 3% from last year.
Cheshire West and Chester Councillor Nicole Meardon, Cabinet member for children and families, said: “The anxious wait for today’s results is over for the young people involved and so although we can only compare with last year’s figures for English and maths separately, clearly there has been improvement.
“I would like to thank the pupils, teachers, all school staff and parents for all their hard work and send my best wishes to the young people as they choose their next step of further education, apprenticeship or employment.”
Great results from Neston High
Click here to find out how students got on at Neston High School today.
Exam joy at Ellesmere Port Catholic High
Find out here how students got on in their GCSEs at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School today.
Tremendous GCSE results at The King's School
Full report and pictures from GCSE day at The King’s School in Chester can be found here.
More improvements at Whitby High School
Report and pictures on GCSE day at Whitby High School can be found here.
Results round-up from Bishop Heber High School
Click here to find out how students at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas fared in their GCSE results.
Milestone year for Blacon High School
So many reasons to celebrate at Blacon High School this year as you can find out here.
Proud of The Grange School students
As promised, here is a report from The Grange School in Hartford.
Rewards at The Grange for hard work
Hard working pupils at The Grange School in Hartford were rewarded with another set of notable GCSE results with an impressive 99% A*-C. Full report to follow.
GCSE day at The Queen's School
Click here for a gallery of pictures, a video and full report on GCSE results at The Queen’s School in Chester.
Every reason to celebrate at Queen's Park High School
Full report with gallery of pictures from GCSE day at Queen’s Park High School in Handbridge can be found here.
Excellent year at The Queen's School
Pupils from The Queen’s School in Chester are celebrating with another excellent year for GCSE examination results. Almost 92% of the grades were at A*-B and 65% of all the school’s Year 11 pupils walked away with at least 6 A*/A grades each. Full report, pictures and video to follow.
Twitter celebration at Queen's Park High School
Joy at University Church of England Academy
Here is a full report on GCSE day at the University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port.
Jumping for joy
Think we can tell how Arthur Clouting of Queen’s Park High School feels about his GCSE results!
The University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port is congratulating its GCSE students, 93% of whom secured five or more passes at GCSE in a range of subjects.
Over a third of all students achieved more than their expected progress in English.
The academy says results in French are ‘particularly pleasing’ with 89% of students gaining at least a grade C and 89% making expected progress, with 22% exceeding their target.
Full report to follow soon.
Good news from Blacon High School
It’s good news all the way at Blacon High School where pupils are enjoying another hugely successful year of GCSE results with significant increases in pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and maths. Report and pictures to follow.
Proud day at Helsby High School
As promised, here is the full report from Helsby High School on GCSE day.
Helsby pupils make the grade
Students from Helsby High were celebrating a great set of results this morning. We’ll have a full report from the school online very soon.
Upton results 'positive in every measure'
Results at Upton High were among the school’s best ever.
Headteacher Paula Dixon said:
I am extremely pleased with our results which are positive in every measure. Our students have done us proud! In addition to the outstanding headline figures our students have made significant progress compared to the national picture. This is a reflection of all their hard work, the dedication and commitment of our staff and the support from their families. My congratulations to them all!”
For more on the school’s success, click HERE.
Hard work pays off at Christleton High
Head of Year 11 at Christleton High, Sheila Lister, said:
It is a privilege to be in a position where we can encourage people to aspire and aim high. Excellent exam results do not happen by chance, but as a result of dedicated hard work. Today, the students reap their rewards and we celebrate together. It’s now a time to begin exciting new chapters and challenges, and I wish them every success!”
For more on the school’s success, click HERE.
'Wonderful results' for Neston High
Students at Neston High School are celebrating after receiving a great set of results.
Headteacher Mr Dool said:
On every headline measure the school has made still further improvements again this year.
These wonderful results will empower our students to go on and study courses in the Sixth Form. We are proud of the achievements of all our young people and thank teachers for their dedication and commitment, and thank parents for all their support.
We’ll have the results from The King’s School online later today.
More than 60% of GCSE students at Chester Catholic High have secured five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.
You can read more about the school’s successes HERE.
Celebration time at Abbey Gate
Staff and students at Abbey Gate College have reason to celebrate. Find out why HERE.
Top marks at Tarporley
At Tarporley High, 86% achieved A*-C in English and 81% achieved A*-C in maths. Our full report from the Eaton Road school is now online HERE.
They’re coming in thick and fast now...
Click HERE to read our report from St David’s High School in Saltney.
Our report of Bishops’ High School’s results is now online HERE.
It’s ‘only’ 21 years since I collected my GCSE results there...
Pass masters at The Hammond
As promised, our report of The Hammond School’s results is now online. Click HERE to read it.