Worcestershire schools are performing above the national average

Published Thursday, 29th January 2015

Results published today (29th January) by the Department for Education have confirmed that more students in Worcestershire are achieving higher grades in their GCSEs than students across the country.

Today, the Department for Education published the 2014 School and College Performance Tables which show that 58.5% of Worcestershire students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths. Across the country, the average of students achieving these same results is 53.4%, proving that Worcestershire schools have exceeded the national average by 5%.

Cllr Liz Eyre, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: "As we saw in the summer, GCSE students have done themselves proud and achieved a range of top marks. Today's figures have allowed us to compare ourselves to other authorities across the country and prove that Worcestershire schools are achieving great results for their students."