Students across Portsmouth are celebrating GCSE exam success today after a challenging period of learning, with provisional data indicating that 61% of pupils achieved grade 4 and above in both English and maths.
This is the first year that pupils have sat GCSE examinations since the pandemic.
Cllr Suzy Horton, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said:
“It was a joy to be at Castle View Academy this morning to share in the excitement of GCSE results day! Congratulations to all Portsmouth students on their exam results. This is the first year group of pupils to sit GCSE exams since 2019 and they have faced a challenging period of education over the last two years. They should all be incredibly proud whatever their results.
“Pupils with special educational needs and those who struggle with mental health have additional challenges so huge congratulations to all pupils who have managed to complete their courses and achieved their goals ready to move on to the next stage in their education and training.”
Young people who are worried about their grades can talk to the Portsmouth City Council Careers and Progression Team. They will be based in colleges next week to support any young people who are worried about their enrolment interviews. There will also be a drop in tomorrow at the Hive (based in central library) from 11am – 1pm where advisers will be on hand to support young people.
For urgent help young people can call the careers team today on 07827 872372 or email Julie.Laws@portsmouthcc.gov.uk