East Yorkshire performs well in exam league tables

Published: Friday 22nd January 2016 by The News Editor

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Schools and colleges in East Yorkshire continue to achieve solid exam results, particularly in mathematics.

League tables published by the Department of Education show the county now ranks 57th out of 152 local authorities for maths following major improvements at GCSE level, putting it third in Yorkshire and the Humber.

It means local schools continue to deliver ‘gold standard’ results in line with the national performance.

But national issues with English GCSE saw a small number of schools in the area achieve lower results for the subject.

The county’s overall ranking for the gold standard – five top grades including English and maths – has consequently dropped to 91st place.

East Yorkshire schools still achieved an average of 56.3% of the top grades, in line with the national figure of 57%.

At A-level, the average points score per student improved to be in the top quartile nationally at 786 points.

“The overall performance of East Riding Schools continues to show that they deliver good outcomes for children,” says Julie Abraham of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

” Improvements in mathematics are really encouraging and officers are working closely with the minority of schools that saw a decline in English to bring about rapid improvement by next summer. The council is committed to further improving the standard of provision in our schools with our ‘Excellence for All’ fund of over £2 million.”

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Published: Friday 22nd January 2016 by The News Editor

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