The Department for Education today (Thursday, 19 January) published the final, verified data showing how pupils in individual schools and colleges across all 152 English local authority areas performed this year at GCSE level.
The results are for exams taken in the summer of 2016 and are ranked according to the percentage of students achieving 5 A*-Cs (or equivalent) including English and maths.
In the county, the top 3 schools were West Bridgford School, Rushcliffe School, and Carlton le Willows Academy.
Nottingham High School, the best performer in the city, had a score of 45.66
Coun John Peck, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Committee Chairman for Children and Young People said: “I’d like to congratulate young people across Nottinghamshire for these excellent results and would also like to acknowledge the dedication and commitment from teachers and parents across the county.
“This year, the Government has introduced new attainment and progress measures* and it’s encouraging to see a rise in those achieving these levels when compared with 2015.”
The results also put Notts broadly in line or slightly ahead when looking at the national picture.
“Although no longer the key reporting measure for GCSE results, Nottinghamshire schools have also seen an increase compared with last year in the percentage of students gaining for five GCSE A*-C (including English and mathematics) which puts us 2.5% ahead of state-funded schools nationally, and nearly 7% above all schools which includes independent schools,” added Coun Peck.
“It is our ambition, along with schools across the county that achievements at the end of Key Stage 4 will continue to increase.”
When compared with the county’s statistical neighbours, Nottinghamshire is placed 2nd out of 10 other local authorities for the percentage of students gaining A*-C in both English and maths and 3rd for the new attainment measure which considers average attainment across 8 subjects.
In fact, Nottinghamshire has improved its ranking against statistical neighbours from 2015 across all reported measures.
“It should be noted that most of Nottinghamshire’s secondary schools are not under the control of Nottinghamshire County Council and are the direct responsibility of the Department for Education and the Regional Schools Commissioner, Jenny Bexon-Smith,” commented Marion Clay, the Council’s acting service director for education, standards and inclusion.
“However, we remain committed to working in partnership with all schools, academy sponsors and Teaching School Alliances across the county to ensure children and families have access to the highest quality education.
“Teachers have been working hard, focusing their efforts on supporting pupils and raising standards and this is borne out by the results.”
Provisional GCSE and A-level results for local authorities were published in October, so today is an update to final data.