Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting BA NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Secondary school league tables reveal how Droitwich pupils performed
5:20pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
THE latest league tables for how Droitwich Spa’s secondary schools performed in their GCSE and A Level results has been revealed.
Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form, Briar Mill, ranked 25th within the local authority after 61 per cent of pupils achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including English and maths - a 10 per cent improvement on last year’s figure.
This year’s Value Added figure, a statistical measure of how well pupils are helped to progress from their starting point, was given as 979.4. A score above 1,000 is better than the national average.
In terms of A Levels, the sixth form centre at Droitwich Spa High School achieved 808.2 points per candidate.
The privately run Dodderhill School, Crutch Lane, ranked 8th within the local authority after 89 per cent of pupils achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent. However, this was a drop of 11 per cent on last year’s figure.
Headteacher Cate Mawston from Dodderhill School said: “Dodderhill is such an unusual school that these tables are only of limited use. I look at each girl’s results individually and measure our success by each individual’s achievement. We had girls last year who didn’t get C or above at maths and English. However the Ds that they achieved were triumphs and I celebrated their D as much as the A and A*.
“I am proud of all of my girls and I don’t measure our success by league table. But I don’t mind telling people that for three years before last year we were top of the Times league table for three years in a row.”
Nationally, Worcestershire ranked 53rd out of more than 150 authorities for the number of students achieving at least five A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent qualifications, including English and maths.
Meanwhile, the county came 83rd for the average A Level points score per student.