GCSE figures for schools in Lincolnshire compared in figures released today (Thursday)

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GCSE figures for schools across England have been released today (Thursday) with Lincolnshire schools comparing favourably.

For the year 2014-15, Lincolnshire schools fared well in the East Midlands coming third equal for the percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieving five or more A*-C grades.

Rutland was top with 75.5 per cent, second was Leicestershire with 66.4 per cent and Lincolnshire was equal with Nottinghamshire with 64.5 per cent. This was above the average for the region and above the national average of 64.2 per cent.

The county came fourth behind the same three counties with 54.8 per cent of pupils gaining five or A*-C grades when including maths and English at GCSE, above the regional average of 53 per cent and the national average of 52.8 per cent.

The county figure for five or A*-C grades including maths and English at GCSE is the same as the previous year, but a significant drop from years before where over 60 per cent of pupils were getting the grades.

For the recently introduced English Baccalaureate exam, Lincolnshire entered a greater percentage of its pupils than any other authority in the region. This resulted in the second highest percentage of pupils to have achieved it at 26.7 per cent of the total number of pupils in the year group, only topped by Rutland and way above the 20.8 per cent regional average.

The figures released also showed there has been a gradual decline in the percentage of pupils in Lincolnshire state schools making expected progress in English and Maths between key stage 2 and 4, falling from 75.8 per cent in 2010-11 to 68.4 per cent in 2014-15.

All results can be viewd here