Saturday, 30 January 2010

london shines in school tables

London shines in school tables: London is the highest performing region in England at GCSE level, the latest secondary school league tables show. The data shows 54% of pupils achieved the benchmark of five GCSEs at A* to C, including English and maths, in 2009. This is a striking turn-around in just over a decade - in 1997, just 29.9% of London's pupils reached this level. Apart from the South East, London is the only region which has already met the government's 2011 target of 53% of pupils attaining the GCSE benchmark. Indeed, London's state school pupils have outperformed the national average in GCSE performance every year since 2005.