Milton Keynes above national average with GCSE results

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Validated 2013 GCSE results published this week show that students in Milton Keynes are performing above the national average at this level for the first time ever.

The figures published in national performance tables show that this year 61.3 per cent of students in the city have achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths.

This has improved from 58.5 per cent in 2012 and puts Milton Keynes above the national average for all schools (59.2 per cent).

The figures show that Milton Keynes has seen an increase in performance of 13 percentage points, compared with nine percentage points nationally over the last five years.

Councillor Andy Dransfield, Lead Member for Children Services and Lifelong Learning, said: “The validated results confirm that our students are performing better year-on-year and that our schools are sustaining performance.

“The results are a credit to the hard work and commitment of students, school staff and governors.”

The publication of these results follows on from the news in December that Milton Keynes is also outperforming the national average at the end of primary school tests (Key Stage 2).