Redbridge pupils come fifth for having five or more GCSEs
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Redbridge is home to some of the country’s brightest pupils with more than three quarters achieving five or more A* to C GCSE grades according to new figures.
The gov.uk provisional numbers put the borough in fifth place, with 76.8 per cent of pupils hitting the desired mark - above the national average of 63.2pc.
The improvement in results has seen the borough jump up 36 places from 41 where it fared previously.
There has also been an improvement in the number of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including maths and English - from 11th to eighth in England at 67.4pc.
Children and Young People cabinet member Cllr Elaine Norman said: “Once again Redbridge has shown itself to be an excellent place for education.
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“We are very proud of our schools and a lot of work goes into ensuring that they remain excellent places where the Borough’s young people can reach their full potential.”
She added: “Immense credit has to go to the students and teachers, for them these results represent the culmination of years of effort and perseverance.”
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