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Department for Education publishes information about the performance of English schools and colleges at GCSE and A-level in 2015

PUBLISHED: 10:57 21 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:55 26 January 2016

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Mid table place for Bexley in list of GCSE results by local authority

DETAILS of the performance of schools in Bexley at GCSE and A-Level in 2015 have been released this morning (Thursday).

At the top of the list for GCSE results in the borough was Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School in Sidcup with 98 per cent of the 191 pupils taking the exams gaining five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. Following closely behind was Bexley Grammar School in Welling with 97 per cent of its 188 hitting the required mark.

Third was Beths Grammar School in Bexley also with 97 per cent, with St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath next with 81 per cent and Harris Academy in Falconwood fifth with 73 per cent.

At the other end of the borough’s results were The Business Academy Bexley in Erith with 42 per cent, Welling School in Welling with 31 per cent and Bexleyheath Academy in Bexleyheath with 26 per cent.

Overall Bexley was ranked mid table for local authorities ranked by the average percentage of candidates getting five or more A* to C-grades including English and maths at GCSE. It scored 55 per cent compared with the Scilly Isles, which performed the best with 73.7 per cent, and Knowsley, which came last with 37.4 per cent.

At the top of the list for the points scored at A-level (and the International Baccalaureate) per student in the borough was Bexley Grammar School, followed by Townley Grammar School, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Beths Grammar School and Blackfen School for Girls. Ranked lowest in the borough for A-levels were Cleeve Park School in Sidcup and Erith Secondary School.

Patricia Slonecki, head teacher at St Catherine’s, said: “To me it’s all about progress rather than attainment and it’ll be a positive step to see that reflected in the league tables next year.

“Our girls don’t come in at the same level as those in the grammar schools but they’re achieving comparable results and that’s very pleasing to see.”

Bexley council were contacted but unavailable for comment.

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