GCSE results out - third of school leavers off to college

MORE than a third of this year’s Falkland Islands Community School (FICS) leavers will attend college overseas following the release of their GCSE results on Thursday.

Director of Education Rachel Seddon, said: “Being a very small school there is a need to be cautious about making year on year comparisons, but we are very pleased to report that our results are happily in line with our hopes for this group of pupils. We are delighted by these results which clearly demonstrate the tremendous effort made by both our students and staff; they should all feel very proud of these achievements today.”
The entire cohort performed almost a grade better than their target grade, proving once again that the progress that students make at FICS is above average, she stated.
 More than 50% of students achieved the five or more good passes needed to go to college and the number of young people electing to continue into further education is 10% higher than in the past year.