Children in the North performing worse than southern colleagues at GCSEs
Children in the North are performing worse than their southern colleagues at GCSE level, latest Government figures show.
Provisional data from this year's courses show those in London and the south east of England are out-scoring their counterparts across the country.
Some 66.5% of pupils in the outer London catchment scored A* to C in English and maths, ahead of the likes of the South East (65.5%) and inner London (64.7%).
Only 59.9% of pupils at schools in the West Midlands achieved the same grades - the worst in England, according to the data - below the Yorkshire and the Humber region,... read more
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