Provisional GCSE and A Level results show Suffolk is on the rise

Provisional GCSE and A Level results have been published by the Department for Educatin. Almost 7,000 students in Suffolk were entered for GCSE results this year.The provisional figures show that 2% more students in Suffolk are achieving the expected standards in English and Maths at GCSE compared with last year.

62.4% of students in the county are achieving the expected standard in English and Maths and Suffolk has closed the gap to national to just 1.1%. Suffolk has also risen by 24 places in national league tables for this measure, to 85th out of 151 authorities. The county has risen 7 places in national rankings for the percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate.

Progress of Suffolk students continues to be above the national average for state funded schools, with the county achieving an average Progress 8 score of -0.01, compared with -0.03 nationally.

Almost 3,000 pupils were entered for A Levels in Suffolk.The provisional A Level figures show that Suffolk pupils have once again performed well with the General Applied entry and Tech Level entries remaining above the national average figures.

Through Suffolk Conservatives Raising the Bar programme schools across the county are continuing to drive up standards. Since the programme launched in 2012, Suffolk has risen 57 places in national rankings for GCSE attainment in English and Maths. 88% of our schools are now being judged ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This rate is continuing to improve faster than the national average; over the last year, Suffolk schools have reduced the gap to national from 6% to just 1%.