GCSE and A level league tables announced

LEAGUE tables showing how Wyre Forest schools performed in their GCSEs and A levels have been announced today.

A total of  62.9 per cent of students in Worcestershire achieved five or more A* to C grades in GCSEs compared to 59.2 per cent nationally.

In Wyre Forest, results revealed that the number of pupils achieving five or more  A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths fell at the Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre, for the first time since 2010,  from 73 per cent in 2012 to 68 per cent last year.

Wolverley CE Secondary School also saw a fall with just 48 per cent of its students achieving the Government benchmark, compared to a score of 53 per cent in 2012.

The biggest achievers in the district were pupils at Wolverley's Heathfield School, which saw 80 per cent of students gaining five or more A* to C grades in their exams.

Fifty-eight per cent of youngsters at King Charles I School achieved the grades, while 48 per cent gained the benchmark at Baxter College compared to  47 per cent in 2012.

The Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre saw a rise from 67 per cent in 2012 to 69 per cent last year.

The Minster Road school also achieved the highest average point score per A level student in the district with a result of 770.3, closely followed by Kidderminster College, which had an average score of 760.0

Baxter College, King Charles I School and Holy Trinity scored 732.4, 663.2 and 661.7 respectively.

Bewdley High gained an average of 659.0, while Wolverley Secondary School scored 606.0

Worcestershire saw a point score of 768.6, lower than the national average of 796.5

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3:03pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BewdleyBugle says...

A really confusing read. I think that a table would have been easier to digest.

I know I'm being a pedant, but why is it that Bewdley's GCSE grades reportedly "plummeted" by 5% (but are still above the county average), and yet Wolverley's only had a "fall" of exactly the same amount (and are well below the average)?

Oh, and Kidderminster College's A level score was 760, not 76!

And well done to Heathfield School for getting the best GCSE results. Shame the article doesn't mention its £10,000 per year tuition fees.
A really confusing read. I think that a table would have been easier to digest. I know I'm being a pedant, but why is it that Bewdley's GCSE grades reportedly "plummeted" by 5% (but are still above the county average), and yet Wolverley's only had a "fall" of exactly the same amount (and are well below the average)? Oh, and Kidderminster College's A level score was 760, not 76! And well done to Heathfield School for getting the best GCSE results. Shame the article doesn't mention its £10,000 per year tuition fees. BewdleyBugle
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10:25am Fri 24 Jan 14

BewdleyBugle says...

Kidderminster College figure now amended
Kidderminster College figure now amended BewdleyBugle
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10:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

Wagtail59 says...

Meaningless. Schools have pupils of varying abilities and their results will vary from year to year as a different set of pupils take their exams. League tables and sports competitions make for better companions.
Meaningless. Schools have pupils of varying abilities and their results will vary from year to year as a different set of pupils take their exams. League tables and sports competitions make for better companions. Wagtail59
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1:24pm Fri 24 Jan 14

kunuty says...

I went to hagley rc secondary school that is why I'm such a klever dick
I went to hagley rc secondary school that is why I'm such a klever dick kunuty
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10:09am Wed 29 Jan 14

sonofbaldwin says...

Agree its all very Confusing ......
I presume it all means Highfield get to play in Europe next year?
Agree its all very Confusing ...... I presume it all means Highfield get to play in Europe next year? sonofbaldwin
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