Isles of Scilly tops country for GCSE results

October 21, 2018

Isles of Scilly students achieved the best progress and attainment levels in the country in this year's GCSEs. 

 

Five Islands School's 15 Key Stage 4 pupils managed an average Attainment 8 score of 64.8, beating 150 other Local Authority areas. The average for England was 44.3.

 

Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE.

 

Some 80% of the 15 pupils who took English and Maths GCSEs achieved a 9-5 grade and 93% a 9-4 grade, the best rates in the country. The national averages for 9-5 and 9-4 were 39.9% and 59.1% respectively. 

 

The average Progress 8 score for the 14 Scilly pupils included in the measure was 0.86, again putting the islands at the top of the list. 

 

Progress 8 scores are calculated by comparing each student's Attainment 8 score to those nationally of other students who had the same Key Stage 2 SAT results. This is designed to measure how much progress each student has made from Year 6 to 11. 

 

A score of more than 0.5 of above shows that pupils in that school are making well above the expected level of progress.

 

The statistics relate to state-funded schools in England. 

 

>> School pupils achieve record breaking results

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