Medway’s GCSE pupils perform better than rest of the UK

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Medway is above the national average in GCSE results, figures confirmed today.

Key Stage 4 results released by the Government show 58.8 per cent of Medway’s students achieved five or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C including English and maths.

That’s against a national figure of 56.8 per cent of pupils achieving the same.

Last year Medway was 0.1 per cent above the national average but that now stands at 2 per cent.

The results show Medway is third out of its comparable national neighbours with only Southend and Havering ahead.

The figures are a real cause for celebration as, despite reforms to the way results are collated, Medway’s performance is exceeding that of many other similar sized authorities in the South East.

Cllr Mike O’Brien, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “We are understandably delighted that results show our pupils are achieving so well.

“Our young people have worked hard to ensure Medway is above the national average and this is a testament to them and their teachers.”

Cllr Kelly Tolhurst, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Educational Improvement, said: “To stand at 2 per cent above the national average is something we should all be very proud of.

“These figures reflect the good work going on in our secondary schools to ensure our children have the very best start in life and in their careers.”

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