GCSE results at South Glos schools show “slight drop” in benchmark figure

Posted on Thursday 28th August 2014 at 10:43 am by SH (Editor)

GCSE high-achievers at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Provisional figures for GCSE results in South Gloucestershire have now been collated, and the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics is 55 per cent.

This is a slight drop compared to the 57 per cent achieved last year, however these results also reflect a national picture of great volatility following the changes to GCSE examinations.

The highest performing schools in the local authority are Castle School, Marlwood School, Winterbourne International Academy and John Cabot Academy.

The most improved schools from last year are Marlwood School, Brimsham Green School and Chipping Sodbury Secondary School.

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s Children and Young People Committee, Cllr Ian Blair, said:

“Many pupils across the authority are celebrating their GCSE results and we are delighted to be able to congratulate them on their achievements. Their results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of not only students, but also their teachers, non-teaching staff, school governors, parents, carers and all the other people who support them.”

Photo: GCSE high-achievers at Bradley Stoke Community School. [Credit: Bradley Stoke Journal]

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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