Schools in north Northumberland saw differing levels of success in the GCSE and A-Level performance tables published this morning.
Alongside the percentage of pupils who gain five GCSEs from A* to C including maths and English, the value added (VA) measure shows the improvement of pupils from the start of their secondary education (Key Stage Two) up to GCSEs (Key Stage Four), taking into account that pupils have different starting abilities.
The capped average points score per pupil incorporates all examinations while there is also an average points score per pupil for GCSEs alone.
James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) saw a massive leap in its percentage of pupils gaining five GCSEs, jumping to 50 per cent, up from 38 per cent in 2011.
Its value added score was 96 per cent while the capped average points score was 325.5. For GCSEs only, it was 215.6.
At the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick, the percentage of pupils with five GCSEs was down from the year before at 60 per cent, but this is above the county average of 58.2 per cent.
Its capped points score for GCSEs was 293.6 and the overall points score was 358.6, both well above the county average. The VA score was 98 per cent.
Elsewhere, 78 per cent of pupils gained five GCSEs including English and Maths at King Edward VI (KEVI) in Morpeth, 58 per cent at Berwick High School and 71 per cent at Longridge Towers.
At A-Level, 100 per cent of students at the Duchess’s achieved two or more A* to E grades while 91 per cent achieved three or more, up from 88 per cent in 2011.
Its average points score per student was also up to 753.8.
JCSC saw an average points score of 589.9 with more students gaining two or more A* to E grades and three or more than the previous year – 93 per cent and 67 per cent respectively.
At KEVI 100 per cent of students achieved two or more A* to E grades and 98 per cent three or more, while at Berwick High it was 97 per cent and 96 per cent.