Secondary schools performance data released

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GCSE results showed a mark improvement in Northumberland last year, but it was a mixed bag for schools in the south-east of the county.

Today sees the publication of all the performance data for secondary schools in England for 2015. Here’s a run-down of how schools in the area fared.

GCSEs

Nationally, the percentage of students gaining five GCSEs at A* to C, including English and maths, rose slightly from 53.4 per cent to 53.8 per cent. But in Northumberland, the improvement was much more marked, increasing from 52.6 per cent in 2014 to 56.9 per cent, above the national average. Across the county, the percentage of pupils making the expected progress from Key Stage 2 (age 11) to GCSEs was 67.8 per cent in English and 70.8 per cent in maths.

The following list features the school name, followed by the percentage of pupils gaining five GCSEs at A* to C, including maths and English; the 2014 figure; the percentage of pupils making the expected progress in English; and the expected progress in maths.

Ashington High School Sports College - 43; 38; 58; 59.

Astley Community High School - 61; 51; 77; 79.

Bede Academy - 66; 51; 76; 88.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School - 53; 40; 69; 70.

The Blyth Academy - 29; NA; 66; 45.

Cramlington Learning Village - 58; 53; 66; 66.

Ponteland Community High School - 67; 71; 62; 79.

St Benet Biscop Catholic Voluntary Aided High School - 59; 53; 67; 69.

A-Levels

In Northumberland as a whole, 88 per cent of students attained two or more A-Levels at A* to E, while 70 per cent gained three, compared to the national average of 92.2 per cent and 78.7. Below are the figures for the schools and colleges in the south-east of the county.

Ashington High School Sports College - 85; 57.

Astley Community High School - 68; 56.

Bede Academy - 89; 65.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School - 65; 39.

The Blyth Academy - 66; 38.

Cramlington Learning Village - 94; 76.

Northumberland CofE Academy - 80; 55.

St Benet Biscop Catholic Voluntary Aided High School - 100; 84.