October 2 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Three in five pupils at Wanstead High School achieved at least five A*-Cs in GCSE subjects including English and maths, Redbridge Council has said.
The “provisional results” show that 61 per cent of students at the Redbridge Lane West school met the national benchmark, and 79pc got more than four A*-Cs when maths and English aren’t necessarily counted.
Nationwide, just over two thirds (68.8pc) of GCSE entries scored A*-C, up 0.7 percentage points on last summer, according to statistics published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
In total, 61.7pc of English entries scored a C or higher this year, down 1.9 percentage points from last summer – a fall thought to be the biggest in the qualification’s history.
Maths saw an opposite result, with 62.4pc of entries gaining an A*-C grade, up a massive 4.8 percentage points on 2013.
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