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Halstead: Slight dip for schools in GCSE tables
10:00am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
Secondary schools in the Halstead area have experienced a slight dip in results at GCSE level.
League tables for exams taken in 2012 were published today, which also ranked schools’ A-level achievements.
Ramsey College, in Colne Road, Halstead, suffered a slight reduction in the amount of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades at GCSE.
Only 42 per cent of candidates reached the standard in 2012, compared to 44 per cent the previous year.
Hedingham School, in Yeldham Road, Sible Hedingham, also experienced a slight drop, with 67 per cent of the 196 eligible pupils achieving at least five A* to C grades, one per cent less than in 2011.
Of the 16 pupils who sat GCSEs at the independent Gosfield School last year, 69 per cent reached the five A* to C benchmark, compared to 88 per cent the year before.
Hedingham School enjoyed more pleasing A-level results, however, with the average amount of points per student increasing from 612 to 699.
Across the UK, 59 per cent of GCSE candidates achieved five or more A* to C grades.
Hedingham School headteacher John Panayi said: “The figures are positive for us. For the second year in a row we are above the national average. It’s a credit to our teachers and youngsters.
“We have improved significantly as a school over the last two years. I am delighted with the performance tables – the students and staff have worked so hard.”