A sixth form college in Northwich and a girls' school from Chester have topped the county's A-Level and GCSE league tables respectively, based on results from summer 2013.
Sir John Deane's College, with an average A-Level points score per student of 968.2, pipped the independent Grange School with 965.2 for top honours, both ahead of The King’s School (952.9) and The Queen’s School (934.3) in Chester. The college has been in the top 10% sixth form colleges for the past five years.
Principal of Sir John Deane’s College Kerry Kirkwood said: “We are delighted to celebrate the continuing success of Sir John Deane’s. These outstanding results truly reflect the unique partnership between teachers and students which ensures that our young people achieve their very best.”
Two rural high schools, Bishop Heber in Malpas (876.1) and Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College (855.9) follow on with Ellesmere Port Catholic High on 834.9, providing a boost from a recent Ofsted decision to place it in special measures.
GCSE league tables
Independent city girls' school The Queen’s School topped the county's GCSE table with 100% passes in those achieving five or more A*-C grades including A*-C in both English and maths. The co-educational Kings School was a close second with 99%.
Headmistress of The Queen’s School Sarah Clark said: “We work exceptionally hard to ensure that all girls achieve their full academic potential and with 73% of exams passed at A*-A this year my congratulations go to all the girls and staff involved. It is also enormously important to me personally, that our pupils leave us confident, happy, eloquent and intellectually curious. While this can’t be measured in league tables it is something we know we do very well indeed.”
The Queen's School was the only Cheshire school to be listed in the top 100 in the country, at number 64.
Two other independent schools, Abbey Gate College (95%) and Cransley School (88%) followed.
St Nicholas Catholic High School in Hartford led the state sector with 84% ahead of Malpas Bishop Heber High on 82%.