Yorkshire improves but school tables show north-south divide in GCSE results remains
YORKSHIRE’s SCHOOLS rankings have soared as a result of a shake up of GCSE performance tables, new figures reveal.
The region has traditionally been ranked bottom or close to it in tables showing how many pupils achieve at least five good GCSEs, including English and maths.
However it has fared much better this year a new system introduced by the Department for Education which measures the progress of pupils across eight subjects during their time at secondary school.
Under this Progress 8 system the performance of Yorkshire schools ranked fourth highest out of the nine regions in England.... read more
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