Suffolk up 40 places in GCSE English and maths league tables according to Department of Education figures
Suffolk has risen 40 places in national league tables for students achieving the standard GCSE pass in English and maths.
The county’s 'progress eight' figure – a measure of student progress in eight subjects – is now number one in the country when compared to other authorities of a similar size.
The provisional Department of Education figures show that one per cent more students in Suffolk achieved expected standards in English and maths compared with last year.
English and maths GCSEs are now graded from nine to one, (previously A to G). The expected standard is now grade four and above (previously C and above), with grade five a ‘strong pass’.
Suffolk is in line with national figures, with 64 per cent of pupils achieving a standard pass in English and maths. Suffolk is in the top half of authorities for grade five in English and maths and has risen by 40 places for this measure, to 43 out of 151 authorities.