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Appleton school tops GCSE league tables
2:22pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
APPLETON’S Bridgewater High School is the top performing school in Warrington, according to GCSE league tables.
Published on Thursday, the table shows that 81 per cent of pupils at the school on Hall Drive achieved the coveted benchmark of five A* - C grades including English and maths.
Great Sankey High School had the second best set of results in the town (77 per cent), followed by Lymm High School (76 per cent) and Culcheth High School (75 per cent).
However, performance was down slightly at all three schools, compared to 2011.
At Birchwood High School (53 per cent), Cardinal Newman High School (57 per cent) and Penketh High School (55 per cent) scores had also dropped, although the biggest decline was seen at St Gregory’s High School.
It’s five A* - C pass rate dropped from 77 per cent last year, to 48 per cent in 2011.
However, the school is one of many nationally appealing the marking of English papers.
Elsewhere, results improved significantly at schools that have previously struggled in GCSE exams.
Lysander High School in Padgate the amount of children getting five A* - C grades including English and maths was up by 20 percent, with 59 per cent of pupils passing.
William Beamont High School in Orford also improved to 44 per cent, up from 36 per cent in 2011.
Results were also up slightly at Sir Thomas Boteler High School in Latchford (50 per cent).
Fulll league tables to follow.