The recently released school league tables show that more of England’s secondary schools are meeting government targets. Out of about 3200 state-funded schools, 154 are classed as under-performing, which is 61 fewer than last year.
Good GCSEs Scores
Six out of ten students achieved five good General Certificate of Secondary Education or GCSEs as a national average. This includes maths and English—the subjects the government expected to have at minimum level.
More pupils are achieving the English Baccalaureate at 23 percent of state school students, as compared with 16 percent last year.
Credit to Teachers
The figures are a credit to teachers, Education Secretary Michael Gove says.”Thanks to their efforts, the number of children taught in under-performing schools has fallen by almost 250,000 since 2010.”
Gove says the progress has been achieved as the EBacc made sure more students are taking core subjects, which will help them find a good job in the future or pass exams to good universities.