South Bucks’ pupils among top per­form­ing

GCSE re­sults show num­ber gain­ing A* to C grades

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Pa­trick Scott pa­trick.scott@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE area south of Ger­rards Cross in South Bucks is one of the braini­est bits of Eng­land ac­cord­ing to gov­ern­ment data.

GCSE re­sults fig­ures for the 2013-14 aca­demic year show that 89.71 per cent of the kids who lived there achieved five A* to C grades in their ex­ams in­clud­ing English and maths.

This is 13th the largest pro­por­tion for any of the 6,700 sim­i­lar ar­eas in Eng­land and of­fi­cially makes the area one of the braini­est parts of the coun­try.

One other part of Buck­ing­hamshire was also among the 50 braini­est parts of Eng­land by this mea­sure.

Chal­font St Peter in Chiltern had 89.58 per cent of pupils liv­ing there achiev­ing the five GCSE grades at A* to C in­clud­ing English and maths plac­ing them 15th over­all.

The na­tional av­er­age for chil­dren achiev­ing five GCSEs at A* to C in­clud­ing English and Maths was 56.7 per cent.

At the other end of the scale, the worst per­form­ing area of Eng­land was the east side of Sheer­ness in Swale where just 13.1 per cent of stu­dents achieved these grades.

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