A CHANGE to the pass level threshold for GCSE English has seen a drop in Barnsley students achieving a C grade in the subject.

A spokeswoman for Barnsley Council said that results had fallen nationally and it had also had a significant impact in Barnsley.

She said: "A number of students have narrowly failed to secure a pass at 'C' level, which in turn has had a negative impact on their overall score for 5 A* - C including English and mathematics."

There was an increase in the number of students achieving passes in mathematics and the overall percentage of pupils achieving five A* - C grades, including English and maths, had also improved.

Were you affected by the threshold changes? What does that mean for your college aspirations?