Essex schools move up the league tables

SCHOOLS across Essex have seen a significant improvement in A-Level and GCSE results, the latest league tables to be published by the government have revealed.

The figures released yesterday show that more than two thirds of Essex’s 72 secondary schools improved on their GCSE results from 2009.

Across the county 54.6% of pupils achieved the benchmark figure of at least five A* to C-grade GCSEs, including English and Maths, compared to a national figure of 53.1%.

Stephen Castle, who is responsible for education on Essex County Council, said: “These latest results show just how strong the commitment is in schools across Essex to improve educational achievement.

“I would like to congratulate all the pupils, teaching staff and parents for their hard work to improve and would like to reassert my own commitment to ensuring that all children have an environment where they are all challenged to achieve their best by delivering an education system in Essex where all children can thrive and grow.”

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As well as a strong showing in the league tables for GCSE results, Colchester schools have also performed very well in A-Level results.

Colchester Royal Grammar School in Lexden Road has been ranked top of the national A-Level league table for the second year running with an average points-per-candidate score of 1366.1.

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