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Improvement on exam results
9:30am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
Department for Education (DfE) data, released yesterday, showed GCSE scores place the county first in Yorkshire and the Humber and rising to 14th of 150 local education authorities nationally for key results. The county is also among the top 20 per cent of authorities for results in A-levels and their equivalent.
Provisional figures show North Yorkshire has bucked national trends in GCSE, improving their five A*-C pass rate including English and maths from 63.2 per cent to 65 per cent in 2011/12 against a national decline to 58.6 per cent from 59 per cent the previous year.
The English pass rate fell by two per cent from 73.2 per cent to 71.2 per cent largely due to changes made to the grade boundaries between January and June; however this compares to a national fall of 2.8 per cent.
For post-16 students North Yorkshire ranks among the top 20 per cent of authorities for performance in A-level and its equivalent qualifications across all key measures.
Meanwhile John Seaman, of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are really pleased to see an improvement in our position in the national leagues tables for percentage pass rates 5+ A*-C including English and maths from 110th in 2011 to 88th in 2012 with the first data release this year.”
In York the percentage of pupils getting five or more GCSEs including English and maths has remained the same as last year at 62.1 per cent placing them second in the Yorkshire and Humber region behind North Yorkshire.