VOX Gibraltar News
Published on Saturday, 26 August 2006 01:41
Higher than the UK average ...
Gibraltar GCSE students have achieved higher than the UK average grades in this years results. The overall A*-C percentage was 68% compared to the UK average of 62.4%.
On top of these results the percentage of A and A* grades were higher than the UK average.
The Minister for Education, Dr Bernard Linares commented that he is very pleased with all these results which place our schools among the highest achievers in UK. Our success in the GCSE examinations again demonstrates the high standard of our Education System. The Minister also congratulated all successful students and their teachers.
Vox wishes to congratulate all GCSE and A-Level students for their recent excellent performances. No matter how good an education system, and the Gibraltar one appears very good, it is still down to the students who sit the exams and complete the coursework, to achieve the results so let’s all raise a glass in celebration and pride in all of the students.
Indeed they may be even be good enough to teach the Minister for Education a thing or two. The Minister’s press release congratulating the students appeared to not know the difference between 'are' and 'our' - getting them mixed up on at least one occasion. Back to school for the Minister VOX thinks!