Council: Improvements needed on A level results across Notts – but The West Bridgford School performed best

County Hall West Bridgford

Nottinghamshire schools need to improve GCSE A Level results, says the County Council, after results published today show a drop in most areas on last year. The West Bridgford School was the top establishment for the Attainment 8 score. 


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Across Nottinghamshire, the average Attainment 8 score is 47.4 ( 50.8 in 2016)

The Progress 8 score is +0.03 (up from -0.04 in 2016).

A Grade 9 to 4 passes in English and maths were 65.2 ( 65.6 last year. )

The West Bridgford School recorded the top result for Attainment 8, with a score of 60.

Councillor Philip Owen, Nottinghamshire County Council’s chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “The results at Key Stage 5 (A Level) for schools across Nottinghamshire continue to be very disappointing.

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“We will work closely with the Regional Schools Commissioner to see what the issues are and how the schools can make improvements. Some radical thinking is needed to change the results at A Level as Nottinghamshire pupils are clearly underperforming and this will handicap them for future career options.


“At GCSE level, it is difficult to make comparisons with the 2016 results as syllabuses and the way grades are awarded have significantly changed. As an authority we will continue to monitor results as the new syllabuses and grades settle down to ensure that Nottinghamshire pupils are not losing out or being held back on academic opportunities. Again, we will be pressing the Regional Schools Commissioner to address issues that have arisen following the 2016/17 results.”