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Lincolnshire secondary schools better than UK average for GCSE results

Lincolnshire’s secondary schools outstripped national averages for GCSE performance, according to the national league tables published on January 23.

The 5+ A*- C including English and maths pass rate is 1.2% above the national average.

Three schools achieved an outstanding 100% pass rate against this measure: Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar Alford, a selective academy, and Caistor Grammar School.

The proportion of young people achieving five or more A*- C results in Lincolnshire is 84.5%, which is 1.6% above the national average.

The proportion of young people achieving five or more A*- G grades for Lincolnshire increased to 96.7%, which is 0.9% better than the national average.

The government introduced a new measure in 2010, the English Baccalaureate, which measures the proportions of pupils achieving higher grades (A*- C) in a group of five subject areas – English, maths, science, humanities (history or geography) and languages.

The current figure for Lincolnshire schools is 27.2%, a 6.6% point increase on last year and outstripping the national average of 22.8%.

Eight Lincolnshire secondary schools exceed 70% for this measure, with Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar Alford achieving 86% for this measure.

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “Lincolnshire students have once again achieved some fantastic results, whether in schools, academies or colleges.

“It is pleasing to see results continue to improve year after year. It’s important that young people achieve the best possible qualifications towards securing jobs and other opportunities.

“Together with their parents, carers and teachers, they all deserve recognition for an outstanding year of success for Lincolnshire.”