South Bucks’ pupils among top performing
GCSE results show number gaining A* to C grades
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.