St John’s scores top marks in latest performance statistics
St John’s, Marlborough, has hit a high spot in the latest school performance statistic with some 44 per cent of its Key Stage 4 pupils shown to be high attaining students against a national average of only a third.
The percentage too of those achieving five or more A*-C GCSE results was a remarkable 75 per cent last year. This compares with 66 per cent in 2010 and 60 per cent in the year before that.
Of the 75 per cent, the level of success for those classified as high attainers was 97 per cent and those for middle attainers 70 per cent. In English and Maths, 99% of the high attainers achieved A*-C, as did 70% of the middle attainers.
St John’s, perched on Granham Hill, overlooking the town, had a total of 1,635 last year, aged from 11 to 18, of whom 257 are students in the Key Stage 4 section.
And of those a 100 per cent achieved at least one exam qualification with no total failures.
And of the 102 students entered for all English Baccalaureate subjects some 40 per cent were successful, 58 per cent of them in the high attainment category.
Overall absence among pupils at St John’s was 5.58 per cent, a percentage point lower than the national average, while truanting was just over half a percentage point compared with the national figure of 1.41 per cent.