LEAGUE tables showing how our secondary schools performed last year in relation to each other have been published showing a wide range across the region.
While most schools beat the national average of 53.4 per cent for GCSE results, some schools were well below, including Bennerley Business and Enterprise College.
The Cotmanhay school was one of the county’s worst performing schools with just 38 per cent of its pupils achieving five A* to C grades in five GCSEs and none of its pupils achieving five A* to C grades under the new English Baccalaureate grading system, which must include English, maths, two science subjects, a language, history or geography.
Trent College in Long Eaton was the region’s best performing school ranking second in Derbyshire with 95 per cent of its pupils achieving A* to C grades and 14 per cent achieving the English Baccalaureate.
The independent school’s headteacher Gill Dixon said: “These results are testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of our students and the staff who support them with such dedication.”
Along with Bennerley, Friesland School in Sandiacre fell below the national average for GCSEs and ranked 34th in Derbyshire with 47 per cent achieving A* to C grades.
But it smashed the national average for its AS and A-Level pupils and finished as the best in the area, ahead of Trent College, with 934.4 points on average per pupils compared to a national average of 744.8.
Only three of the region’s schools – Ilkeston School, Saint John Houghton and Wilsthorpe Community School – scored above 1,000 in the CVA score which shows how well pupils have progressed in comparison with others from similar backgrounds.
Scores above 1,000 represent schools where pupils on average made more progress than similar pupils nationally, while scores below 1,000 represent schools where pupils made less progress.
The worst performing school based on CVA results was Bennerley Business and Enterprise College.
The league tables were released last week showing that most schools in the country have not met targets for the new English Baccalaureate.