Secondary school results revealed

Selston Community College pupils with their computers.
Selston Community College pupils with their computers.

LEAGUE tables showing how our secondary schools performed last year in comparison to each other have been published.

Three of the four schools in the Eastwood and Kimberley area were all just below the national average of 53.4 per cent for the number of pupils achieving A to C in GCSE maths and English.

Selston Arts and Community College however scored 53.6 per cent, just above the national average, and came 24th out of Nottinghamshire’s 47 secondary schools.

Headteacher Di Stendall said: “We have a personalised curriculum for each child and know what best suits their learning. We guided them to make the right choices.

“The maths and English teachers were determined to improve this time round.

“We were fed up of being a nothing school and wanted to be one of the best.”

Eastwood Comprehensive School came 26th in the county, and The Kimberley School 28th, with scores of 49 per cent and 47 per cent respectively.

Aldercar Community Language College in Langley Mill came 36th out of 52 schools in Derbyshire.

Three of the schools – The Kimberley School, Selston Arts and Community College and Aldercar Community College – scored above 1,000 in the CVA score which shows how well pupils have progressed in comparison with others from similar backgrounds.

Scores above 1,000 represent schools where pupils on average made more progress than similar pupils nationally throughout their school career, while scores below 1,000 represent schools where pupils made less progress.

Although Selston Arts and Community College had the most pupils achieving A to C in maths and English, the college scored the lowest for the number of pupils achieving the Government’s new Baccalaureate – A to C in English, maths, two science subjects, a language, history or geography.

Whilst it was not applicable to Selston college, the other three schools fell below the national average for A level and AS level grades.

Eastwood Comprehensive was the best of the three, with 593.6 points per pupil – compared to a national average of 744.8.

The league tables were released last week showing that most schools in the country have not met targets for the new English Baccalaureate.