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Wokingham GCSE English and Maths above the national average

Wokingham GCSE English and Maths above the national average

23 August 2018
Exam results day

77.1% of pupils at Wokingham Borough schools have secured a grade 4 or above in English and Maths – significantly higher than the national average once again.


This is a tremendous achievement for students in Wokingham Borough schools. The percentage of Wokingham students achieving a grade 4 or above in English is 85.9% this year, against a national figure of 71.8% (71.2% last year), and 82% in Maths against a 71% nationally (70.7% in 2017).


The students in Wokingham continue to achieve above national averages in both English and Maths individually as well as English and Maths results combined. This year’s follows a new tougher grading system introduced last year with A-G grades scrapped in favour of 9 to 1.


“I'm totally delighted to see that Wokingham Borough's schools have come out above the national averages yet again.  The bar has been set deliberately higher to achieve the new top grade 9 and those students who have attained this have done exceptionally well, but let's not lose sight of the achievements of the many others who have gained very good grades: they all deserve full credit for the results achieved today and should feel very proud of themselves." said Cllr Pauline Helliar-Symons, executive member for children’s services at Wokingham Borough Council.

"Every result is the culmination of sheer hard work and determination by everyone, students, parents and staff. Teachers will have done their utmost to prepare these young people for these exams with the new grading system. Any change is always stressful, and I would like personally to thank all their teachers for their efforts to see their student’s through.” 


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