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Brainy Gloucestershire pupils excel in tests
SCHOOL pupils in Gloucestershire have once again shown they are a brainy bunch in the latest national tests for 11-year-olds.
The provisional Key Stage Two results for this year show the county is in the top third of councils nationally – 43rd out of 150 local authorities.
In Gloucestershire, 77.6 per cent of pupils achieved level four and above (the expected level) in all three areas - reading, writing and maths - compared to a national average of 75.1 per cent.
Nationally, 85.4 per cent of pupils achieved level four and above in reading, while 86.7 per cent of pupils in Gloucestershire achieved that level.
In writing, the county figure was 85.9 per cent compared to 83.2 per cent nationally, and in maths, 85 per cent of Gloucestershire pupils achieved the expected level, compared to a national average of 84.5 per cent.
County pupils also achieved the higher level in reading, writing and maths – level five and above – than their national counterparts, 24.7 per cent compared to 21 per cent nationally.
Councillor Paul McLain, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Commissioning, said: “It is fantastic news that once again, Gloucestershire’s results among the very best in the country and the south west.
“Top marks to pupils and parents for all of the hard work they are putting in at school and at home, and to our schools, who work so hard to help children reach their potential.”
To see the full 2013 provisional Key Stage Two results visit gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-at-key-stage-2-in-england-2012-to-2013-provisional.
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