09:31AM, Tuesday 07 February 2012
Schools across the borough are ahead of the national average for both GCSE and A-level results, according to figures released by the Department for Education.
In the Royal Borough's schools an average of 63.3 per cent of Key Stage 4 pupils gained five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths, in exams last summer. The score was almost exactly the same as the previous year's average of 63.6 per cent, and the schools also beat the national average - 58.9 per cent - for the fourth year running.
Individual school performance dropped slightly, with Altwood School going from 58 per cent of their pupils gaining five or more good GCSEs to 53 per cent and Desborough School dropping from 61 per cent to 53 per cent.
But two schools in Maidenhead outperformed the others with Cox Green improving from 57 per cent last year to 65 per cent, and Newlands Girls' School increasing their passes from 73 to 75 per cent.
Newlands headteacher Louise Ceska said: "Our excellent GCSE and A-level results pay tribute to the outstanding work of our staff and our girls. We are very successful in what we do, but never complacent."
Key Stage 5 results have also been released and in Maidenhead Furze Platt Senior School came out on top with 91 per cent of A-level students leaving with three or more A-levels.
Top schools in Windsor included St Mary's School with 100 per cent, St George's School with 98 per cent, Eton College with 92 per cent and Charters with 90 per cent of pupils gaining three A-levels, all beating the national average of 82.1 per cent.
Borough cabinet member for children's services Cllr Eileen Quick said: "I'm delighted by the percentage of young people who have achieved five or more A*-C including English and maths, especially as we have a comprehensive system that is an excellent result."
Across the border Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow scored 100 per cent for top GCSE results and 99 per cent of pupils left with three A-levels or more.
See the latest edition of the Advertiser for the full results table.
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