Wolverhampton pupils are continuing to record good results in the new look secondary school examinations.

Figures released today (Thursday 24 January, 2019), show that Wolverhampton was ranked 79th nationally in 2018 for Progress 8 outcomes - showing the progress pupils make from the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) to the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11); this is up from 82nd in 2017 and 109th the year before.

Meanwhile, outcomes in Attainment 8 - the average achievement of pupils in up to 8 qualifications including English and Maths - also saw another good performance, with the proportion of pupils securing GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 5 and above rising from 35.1% in 2017 to 36.4% last year.

The proportion of Wolverhampton pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate - gaining grades 4 and above in subjects including English, English Literature and Maths GCSEs and grades C or above in humanities, sciences and other subjects - increased once more to 16.1% in 2018, up from 15.8% in 2017 and 15% in 2016.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "The results released today paint a positive picture of improving education standards in our city; pupils have again performed well at Key Stage 4, with the proportion of students securing GCSEs in the all important subjects of English and Maths increasing once more.

"This is testament to the hard work of teachers, pupils and parents, and also shows the impact being made by our School Standards Team and local schools to raise educational standards still further.

"We won't, however, rest on our laurels and will continue to work closely with local schools to ensure they can deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people."

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