He said: "This was mainly due to last minute changes in the grade boundaries for English, which we will be taking up with the examining board. But we have some excellent individual pupil results."
Pupils at Derby High School are celebrating after achieving outstanding GCSE results, where the percentage of A grades was over 36%, compared to 35% last year.
Swanwick Hall School students are celebrating the best results the school has ever achieved.
to work hard to build on these achievements in the future. Twelve students at Ockbrook in Derbyshire are waking up today to the reality of achieving straight A/A grades in their GCSE results.
Alison Steele, Head Teacher, Ockbrook School, said: am delighted for each and every one of our students. They have all worked so hard this year and it is very rewarding for all staff to see them achieving their full potential."
The 12 straight A students collected their results this morning, along with other successful students who have all contributed to another year of examination success. Forty per cent of all Ockbrook students achieved at least eight A/A grades. Ninety six per cent achieved at least five A/C grades including English and Maths.
"The exact figure varies from year to year, according to the group of pupils concerned, but we are pleased to have maintained our tradition of excellent results."
While just one per cent lower than 2011, this follows a national decline in top level grades for the first time since GCSEs were introduced 24 years ago.
Losing ground on last year are Woodlands School, Allestree, down from 66% to 56%, Lees Brook Community School, Chaddesden, a drop from 62% to 60%, and Littleover Community School, which has fallen from 83% to 77%.
Bemrose Community School in Derby recorded its best ever result and a 13% improvement to 41%.
Nationally, examination boards are reporting falls in the proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade in the core subjects of English, maths and science. The fall is particularly pronounced in English.
There is also a 20% improvement for Alfreton Grange Arts College up to 62% and the second highest figure in nine years at Derby High School, Littleover.
followed the emerging national trend, which is showing a reduction in pass rates in core
More than 8,000 students across the county 46 secondary schools have received their GCSE results today, with many outstanding stories from both schools and individual students.
Provisional results show that 57% of students in Derbyshire achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A to C.
He said: "The vast majority of pupils achieved well in relation to their abilities and many exceeded their own expectations.
School, Spondon, a 2% rise to 80%. Both have become academies in the past two years.
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including both English and Maths at grade C or above, an increase of 7%, Swanwick Hall has
Head teacher Jo Ward said: "The best piece of news is that the vast majority of pupils are making more progress than was expected of them in both English and maths. We are absolutely thrilled."
is the latest series of results over the summer showing Derbyshire schools continue to match or indeed exceed results nationally.
Ash Venkatesh, head teacher at Littleover Community School, said he was delighted with his school's results.
Maintaining the status quo are Sinfin Community School with 37% and da Vinci Community School in Breadsall Hilltop with 40%, equalling last year's totals.
Taken overall, Derbyshire results are again expected to show the county pupils have at least matched, and generally beaten, results across most of the key national benchmarks.
like to congratulate students, parents, governors and county council staff for their wonderful efforts and success.
Overall 55 per cent of Ockbrook School GCSE grades were at A/A standard, 79 per cent A/B, whilst 96 per cent achieved five A/C including English and Maths.
Councillor Mike Longden, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Education, said: Derbyshire schools have shown improved performance and there have been many outstanding results for schools and individual pupils.
Phil Dover, head teacher at Lees Brook Community School, said he was disappointed that his school's pass rate had fallen by 2%.
With 75% of students achieving 5 or more grades at A to C, and 56% of them gaining 5
Derbyshire students Katie Butler from Darley Abbey achieved ten A grades; Rachel Frost from Allestree Hoodie Adidas achieved eight A and three A grades; Emily Groome from Risley achieved 11 A grades; Amie Marlow from Morley achieved seven A and three A grades; Anastasia Marsden from Oakwood achieved three A and seven A grades; Eliot Martinson from Stanley Common achieved 10 A and one A grade; Sophie Matthews from Breadsall achieved 11 A grades; Aime Reeves from Thulston achieved nine A and two A grades and Elizabeth Wilson from Draycott achieved five A and seven A grades.
GCSE results in Derbyshire
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