Nearly a quarter of 11 to 16 year-olds (24%) say that performing well in school exams and tests causes them the greatest amount of anxiety as a young person today, according to a survey of 2,381 secondary school pupils by Ipsos MORI on behalf of The Key, the organisation providing leadership and management support to schools.

As thousands around the country are set to receive their GCSE results this Thursday 23 August, Accrington and Rossendale College are calling out for students to set off on the next stage of their studying journey in the heart of #AmazingAccrington at their Ofsted GOOD rated college campus.

Why Accrington and Rossendale College?

During results week, there has never been a better time to address the limitations which children from disadvantaged areas experience when it comes to career aspirations. Here, Future First CEO Matt Lent outlines the work of the education charity…

The attainment gap between privileged and disadvantaged GSCE students will take over 100 years to close, while poor access to technology for pupils from deprived areas is thwarting UK businesses, experts say.

The Education Policy Institute recently published its annual report on the state of education in England, and found that the disadvantage gap at the end of secondary school has shown a significant slowdown in the rate of gap closure over the last few years – threatening the ambition of significantly greater social mobility.

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Today, many students at St Andrews Church of England School in Croydon celebrated strong GCSE results.
 
This year’s results saw a good number of students getting level 4’s in Maths and English.*  There has been a pleasing number of A and A* grades (level 7/8 and 9) across a large number of subjects including Maths, English, ICT and Biology. Students studying science have also made steady progress in their A-C grades with 83 per cent studying biology achieving a C or above. Modern Foreign Languages has continued to perform well, particularly in French.