County's exam results have improved again

PUBLISHED: 11:41 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:13 26 October 2009

SECONDARY school exam results in the county have improved for another successive year, according to new government league tables. Some 67 per cent of Herts pupils gained A* to C grade at GCSE, which is 2 per cent up on last year and above the national ave

SECONDARY school exam results in the county have improved for another successive year, according to new government league tables.

Some 67 per cent of Herts pupils gained A* to C grade at GCSE, which is 2 per cent up on last year and above the national average of 62 per cent.

It puts the county in 14th place for GCSEs in the country and third in its neighbouring group.

The average point score for A-level results has gone up by 18 points as well, the equivalent of more than half a grade increase in one subject per student.

In Times Territory, Knightsfield School in WGC, Dame Alice Owen's in Potters Bar and Mount Grace in Potters Bar were particularly marked for their progress.

County councillor Keith Emsall, executive member for education and culture, said: "These results are a credit to everyone concerned.

"They show that the county's schools are continuing to improve year on year, and yet again Hertfordshire's attainment and progress are well above the national average."

He added: "Although achievement and attainment tables don't tell you everything about a school, these results reflect the hard work and commitment of teachers, students and parents.

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