Latest GCSE league tables published

By Richard Wright

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 08:54



LEAGUE tables released today (Thursday) show how individual Isle of Wight schools performed at the GCSE level.

In 2011, 49.1 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A*to C GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths, which was an improvement on the previous year. The national average then stood at 58.9 per cent

But, in 2012, the Island figure dipped to 44.5 per cent while the national figure climbed to 59.4 per cent.

Of the Island’s state schools, Christ the King College headed the league table with 76 per cent of its 172 pupils at Key Stage 4 achieving five or more A* to C equivalents including English and maths at GCSE.

Fortunes at most of the other Island state schools showed significant change.

Cowes Enterprise College achieved 52 per cent (48 per cent in 2011), Ryde Academy 51 per cent (41 per cent), Sandown Bay Academy 40 per cent (50 per cent), Medina College 37 per cent (52 per cent), Carisbrooke College 36 per cent (51 per cent).

Both Carisbrooke and Medina are run by the Island Innovation Trust, which was established as part of two-tier education reform.

At the private Ryde School, the figure was 95 per cent (88 per cent).

*Priory School's figures appear in the government statistics as 30 per cent, however, the school has said that is incorrect.

Only four pupils took GCSEs at the school, not ten as the government table state, and 75 per cent of those achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including maths and English.

Principal Edmund Matyjaszek said it would have been 100 per cent but one pupil only achieved a D grade in one subject.

He said the government statistical basemark was for ten pupils and that was why the error had probably occurred.

See how the schools performed in the table below:

School Number of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C or equivalents including A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs - 2012 Percentage of Key Stage 4 pupils with entries in all English Baccalaureate subject areas Average points score per GCSE entry per pupil (excluding equivalents)
Carisbrooke College 296 36% 4% 33.2
Christ The King College 172 76% 17% 40.9
Cowes Enterprise College 190 52% 10% 38.1
Medina College 309 37% 11% 36.6
Ryde Academy 164 51% 10% 33.4
Ryde School with Upper Chine 85 95% 65% 48.6
Sandown Bay Academy 406 40% 10% 34.8
St Catherine's School 9 - - -
St George's School 29 - - -


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