County GCSEs level much the same as last year

Early indications from West Sussex schools and academies show that the proportion of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs including English and maths is broadly the same as in 2011.

A number of schools across the county made significant improvements this year and there were some excellent results from the academies. Early reports suggest a slight decline in results across the country.

Peter Griffiths, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said: “I am delighted to see a significant improvement in the results of a number of schools in West Sussex.

“I am particularly pleased to see some excellent improvements in many of the academies.

“Inspired leadership and excellent teaching make for wonderful learning and great results. I congratulate the students and teachers for their hard work and success.”