GCSE success for Birmingham

By on 25/08/2011 in News

The proportion of pupils gaining five or more good GCSEs in Birmingham has more than doubled since the millennium, provisional figures show.

Early indications show that 84 per cent of pupils gained five or more A*-C grades, compared to 81.9 last year. In 2000 the figure was 41 per cent. Last year's England average was 75.6 per cent.

Including English and maths, early figures show that 58 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades, compared to 54.9 per cent last year.

Last year Birmingham had six schools below the expected level of performance of 35 per cent achieving five or more A*-C including English and maths. In 2011 provisional results are showing only three schools remain below this threshold. In 2009 there were nine schools below the 30 per cent floor target.

Councillor Les Lawrence, cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “It is great news that once again we appear to be on course for another record set of results. We have built a reputation for educational attainment in Birmingham and have consistently been the best performing large urban authority in the country.

“I would like to congratulate all the children, parents, teachers and other school staff who have worked so hard to make this happen.”

Notable achievements:

• Holy Trinity – one student with 15 A*-A grade GCSE and A* in media at A-level, plus 16 students passed A-level in media with grades A*-C
• Park View – one student with 17 A*-C grades of which 11 were A*-A
• Golden Hillock – two pupils achieved 7 A* and 1 other achieved 10 A*-A
• John Wilmott – one pupil with 9 A* and 1 A
• Cockshut Hill – five pupils with 10 or more A*-C
• Cardinal Wiseman – over a third of their pupils achieved 10+ A*-C
• KE Camp Hill Girls – one pupil taking GCSEs a year early achieved 12 A* and 2 A, plus 18 pupils achieved 11 or more A*-A
• Hodge Hill – 19 pupils with 14 or more A*-C, 111 with 10 or more A*-C

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