Published: Tuesday, 29th January 2019

Medway’s secondary schools continue to make good progress with improving GCSE and A-Level results.

 
On Thursday, 24 January 2019, the Department for Education released the latest figures on school attainment for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. 
 
Medway is improving faster than the national rate for its GCSE results and has risen 34 places in the national rankings for the number of children who received a standard pass in English and mathematics - Medway is now ranked 77th. 
 
Key Stage 5 results have also improved with Medway rising 22 places in the national rankings to 67th for average point score per A-Level. 

Making good progress

 
Cllr Andrew Mackness, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services at Medway Council said: “Medway provides an excellent choice of secondary schools for children of all abilities and I am pleased that overall they continue to make good progress in their GCSE and A-Level results. Well done to Medway’s young people for their hard work in the lead up to the more challenging examinations, and thank you to the teachers, as well as the parents, for the support they provide our young people to help them reach their full potential. 
 
“Although it is encouraging that Medway’s Key Stay 4 and 5 results have improved, we recognise more can be done to further improve this and better support our young people to ensure they are provided with the best possible opportunities for their futures. We will continue to challenge academies and work alongside the Regional Schools Commissioner to give every child in Medway a first class education.”

'We are improving faster than the national rate'

 
Cllr Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder covering Educational Attainment and Improvement at Medway Council, said: “I am pleased that Medway’s secondary schools continue to make good progress with both GCSE and A-Level results. The latest figures are promising and show that we are improving faster than the national rate for the number of children who received a standard pass in GCSE English and maths, and the average point score per A-Level continues to rise. 
 
“I would like to congratulate our young people who work hard throughout their education and to all of the teachers, parents and guardians for the support they provide day-in-day out to ensure children have the best start in life. We are not complacent and we will continue to challenge schools to ensure that Medway’s results continue to improve.”
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