Date Published: 26 October 2018
Rutland’s latest GCSE results are among some of the best anywhere in the country – outperforming both the East Midlands and national averages across all performance measures.
Rutland’s most recent crop of GCSE students sat their exams this summer and received confirmation of their grades in August. Now, provisional GCSE results in England for 2017-18 show that the County’s secondary pupils outperformed both national and regional average scores for Attainment 8, Progress 8, English and mathematics and the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).
According to provisional figures released by the Department for Education this month, Rutland is 8th in the country for Progress 8 success and 12th for Attainment 8, while 79.3% of students in Rutland’s state-funded academies achieved a 9-4 pass in GCSE English and Maths – significantly outperforming the average for the East Midlands (63%) and England (59.1%).
Provisional Key Stage 5 results for A-level students at state-funded schools have also been released. They indicate that, on average, the percentage of students in Rutland achieving at least two A-levels is 85%, compared to 75% for both England and the East Midlands.
Almost 1/5 A-level students in Rutland achieved three A*-A grades or better this year, while almost a quarter of all students achieved grades AAB or better.
“The results achieved by our GCSE and A-Level students this year are outstanding. I congratulate all our young people who have put in the hard work and hours of revision to get their grades and, not least, the exceptional teaching staff throughout the whole spectrum of Education who have supported them. Rutland’s GCSE results are consistently above the national average. These achievements give our young people the opportunity to capitalise on their options for further education or to take advantage of a wider range of employment schemes to start their careers and make their way in our challenging World to reach their full potential."
Councillor David Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Education