GSCE results are more improved in Tameside than anywhere else in the North West recent figures have revealed.
The borough is one of the top ten nationally for the most improved results. In 2015, 57.3% of pupils in the borough achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths – a 3.6% improvement on the previous year.The only other Greater Manchester authority to achieve an improvement was Salford,
where the same results improved by 0.7% from 47.3% to 48%.
In terms of expected progress in English, 73% of pupils make expected progress in Tameside compared to71% nationally. In maths 66% of pupils make expected progress,in line with the national average of 67%.
It's not just at Key Stage 4 where results are improving. At Key Stage 2, 80% of pupils in Tameside achieved level 4+ in reading, writing and maths combined, sustaining the borough’s 6% improvement in results from 2013 to
Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for lifelong learning Lynn Travis said:
"This is fantastic news for the borough and for the both the
current and future achievement and aspirations of our young people. It is a testament to the hard work, commitment and vision of schools, pupils, teachers, parents, governors and the local authority."
This drive for further improvement continues as we do everything we can to ensure we are giving young people in Tameside the best possible educational start in life.