Bucks schools aim­ing to sur­pass last year’s exam suc­cess

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: Camil­la_Good­man

THERE will be tears of joy and dis­ap­point­ment to­day (Thurs­day) as thou­sands of pupils across Bucks ea­gerly rip open their GCSE re­sults.

The county’s schools will all be try­ing to beat last year’s re­sults. Bucks had an ex­cel­lent year in 2015 with nearly seven in 10 pupils in Buck­ing­hamshire achiev­ing good GCSEs. Those re­sults also proved the area has some of the top schools in Eng­land.

Fig­ures re­leased in Oc­to­ber showed 68.2% of pupils in Bucks gained at least five A* to C grades, in­clud­ing English and Maths, one of the high­est pro­por­tions in Eng­land.

Dr Chal­loner’s High School was named as the sixth best school in Eng­land, with a 100%pass rate for pupils achiev­ing at least five A* to C grades in­clud­ing English and Maths and 96% pass­ing the English Bac­calau­re­ate.

Wy­combe High School, also with a 100% pass rate and 90% for the English Bac­calau­re­ate and Sir Wil­liam Bor­lase’s Gram­mar School, with 100% and 96% re­spec­tively, were also in the top 20.

Across Eng­land, the pro­por­tion of pupils gain­ing at least 5 GCSEs at A* to C in­clud­ing English and Maths rose by 0.2 per­cent­age points in 2015, to 52.8 per cent.

How­ever, the pro­por­tion of pupils gain­ing the English Bac­calau­re­ate dropped slightly from 38.7% in 2014 to 38.6% in 2015.

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