Suffolk schools: How did they fare?

SUFFOLK students failed to make the national grade in their GCSE results last year, new figures have revealed.The Department of Education and Skills released figures this morning that showed just 46.

SUFFOLK students failed to make the national grade in their GCSE results last year, new figures have revealed.

The Department of Education and Skills released figures this morning that showed just 46.6% of the county's 16-year-olds achieved at least five A* to C grades in 2008 - a fall from 47.3% in 2007 and below the national average of 47.6%.

But performance at A-level improved with the average points score per pupil rising from 724.1 to 738.6, just below the national average.

Suffolk secondary schools and colleges

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N

The Benjamin Britten High241 32 32 32 34 34 407 994.3 679.7 688.9 474.2 41 11.8 2

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The Denes High School 234 28 26 28 30 41 406.4 1016.9 507.6 549.3 578.6 37 8.8 6

Kirkley Community High 367 32 32 31 26 43 339.9 986.8 686.1 654.1 594.1 36 8.2 7

Saint Felix School 25 52 87 85 56 20 380.8 n/a 746 853.4 906.4 7 n/a n/a

Sir John Leman High School 377 45 47 47 47 27 414.3 1015.8 776.4 850.6 830.9 12 7.3 12

Key:

A The number of pupils at the end of key stage four (GCSE age)

B Percentage of pupils getting five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths, at GCSE or equivalent in 2005

C Percentage of pupils getting five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths, at GCSE or equivalent in 2006

D Percentage of pupils getting five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths, at GCSE or equivalent in 2007

E Percentage of pupils getting five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths, at GCSE or equivalent in 2008

F Ranking within county according to E

G Average GCSE points score per pupil

H The school's key stage two (age 11) to GSCE contextual value-added score

I The A-level point score per candidate in 2006

J The A-level point score per candidate in 2007

K The A-level point score per candidate in 2008

L The rank within the county according to K

M The percentage of pupils who were persistently absent

N Ranking within county according to M

n/a Occurs when school does not offer either GCSEs or A-levels

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