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North Yorkshire's secondary schools are the best in the region!

North Yorkshire's secondary schools are the best in the region!

1:32pm 22nd October 2010

North Yorkshire's secondary schools are the best in the region when it comes to GCSE results.

Government stats now show over 80% got 5 A* to C passes last summer compared to 76% the year before.

And for over 61% that included English and Maths, placing the county's teenagers the top of the region.

Moreover 12.5% of the county's A level students received three or more A-levels graded at A or A*, again putting the county ahead of the region. 

Up to 97% of A-level students gained two or more pass grades.  In terms of A-level points per student North Yorkshire ranks 9th among local authorities in England.

A spokesperson at North Yorkshire County Council have said:

"Our schools must be congratulated for an outstanding set of results", said County Councillor John Watson, North Yorkshire's Executive Member for Schools.  "For a very high performing authority these are very strong gains.

"Everybody involved - students, school staff, parents, governors - put in a sterling effort, and those efforts have paid off.  We pride ourselves on the excellent teaching and learning that takes place in our schools in order to give our young people the best possible chances in life.  We strive to give young people a challenging and stimulating curriculum that encourages them to become high achievers and life-long learners.

"These will ensure that North Yorkshire remains one of the highest-achieving education authorities in the country."

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