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Redbridge has fifth highest level of GCSE students in country

PUBLISHED: 14:30 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 03 February 2015

Students Vi-anne Small 16, Amy Tully 16, Aishah Rahman 16, Ajita Singaravelou 16, Sarika Pabari 16 and Amina Ismail 16 celebrating their GCSE exam results at Seven Kings High School in Ilford last year.

Students Vi-anne Small 16, Amy Tully 16, Aishah Rahman 16, Ajita Singaravelou 16, Sarika Pabari 16 and Amina Ismail 16 celebrating their GCSE exam results at Seven Kings High School in Ilford last year.

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Students in Redbridge are among the top achievers in the country.

Figures released last week show more than three quarters (77.1 per cent) of pupils in schools across the borough attained five GCSEs grades A* to C which places them fifth in the country – up from 41st last year.

This is well above the national average of 63.8pc.

The rankings, out of 151 local authorities in England, also place Redbridge joint eighth (with Westminster) for students achieving five GCSEs grades A* to C including English and maths.

Cllr Elaine Norman, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Once again Redbridge has shown itself to be an excellent place for education and how dedicated the borough’s students are.

“We are very proud of our schools and the hard work that goes into ensuring that they remain excellent places where the borough’s young people can reach their full potential.

“Immense credit has to go to the students and teachers and these results represent the culmination of dedication, effort and perseverance.”

While Redbridge has climbed in the league tables the overall standard of GCSE results across the board has fallen with the national average of passes dropping 18pc.

The borough also outperformed many with their A level results as 91.7pc of pupils achieved two or more passes compared to 90.5pc nationally.


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