KEY Stage Two results out this week reveal that Cheshire’s primary and junior school pupils have again beaten the national average for higher than expected levels of academic achievement.
This year’s figures at Level Four – the accepted standard for children transferring to secondary school – have been maintained or improved upon in results announced yesterday by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
A total of 84% attained level four in English and 81% in maths which are both 4% ahead of the national figure and 90% in science which is 2% ahead of the country as a whole.
Of Cheshire’s 7,600 primary and junior school children who sat the tests, 38% achieved the higher level in English (34% nationally), 37% in maths (32% nationally) and 50% in science (46% nationally). Last year the Cheshire totals were 37%, 37% and 51% respectively
“I would like to congratulate pupils and teachers for their dedication and hard work,” said executive support member for children’s services Shirley Harris.
“Maintaining such high standards above the national average is always difficult. ”