September 17 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Woodbridge High School pupils are celebrating after provisional results showed 72 per cent of them got five or more A*-Cs in their GCSEs this year.
However, a smaller number (65pc) achieved five or more A*-Cs including maths and English, according to data from Redbridge Council.
Nationwide, just over two thirds (68.8pc) of 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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