Guernsey and Alderney GCSE results above England

Grammar School students
Image caption The Grammar School reported a 98% A*-C pass rate

Early indications show students in the Bailiwick of Guernsey achieved better GCSE results than those in England.

Figures released by the Education Department show 75% of local results were graded between A* and C.

The figure is the same as 2010, while the figure for England has risen by 0.7% since 2010 to 69.8 percent.

The department said that of the 620 students in Guernsey and Alderney receiving results, 62.7% passed five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C.

England's figure will not be available until later in the year.

A total of 98% of Guernsey Grammar school pupils gained five A*-C passes.

The same standard was achieved by 42% of students at St Sampson's High School and 53% of Beaucamps High School pupils achieved the same standard.

At Elizabeth College the A*to C pass rate was just over 94%, with one pupil, Oliver Yerby, gaining 15 A* passes.

Blanchelande College reported an 88% A*-C pass rate with every single pupil getting at least five A* to Cs for the first time.

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