Schoolchildren across Gloucestershire achieve excellent exam results in their Key Stage Two exams
SCHOOLCHILDREN across Gloucestershire have once again achieved excellent results in the national tests for 11-year-olds.
Recent figures show that Gloucestershire is currently ranked 43 out of 150 local authorities in terms of Key Stage Two results.
Gloucestershire pupils performed higher than the national average, with 77.6 per cent of all children achieving level four and above in reading, writing and maths.
Nationally, 85.4 per cent of pupils achieved level four and above in reading, while 86.7 per cent of pupils in Gloucestershire achieved that level.
In writing, the county figure was 85.9 per cent compared to 83.2 per cent nationally, and in maths, 85 per cent of Gloucestershire pupils achieved the expected level, compared to a national average of 84.5 per cent.
Around 25 per cent of the county’s pupils also managed to reach the higher level five in the three subject areas, compared to just 21 per cent of children reaching that level on a national scale.
Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people and commissioning, said: “It is fantastic news that once again Gloucestershire’s results are among the very best in the country and the South West.
“It is so important that children leave their primary schools being able to read, write and do maths at the right level for their age so they can do well at secondary school and give themselves the best possible chance of moving on to further education, training or finding a good job.”
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