Percentage of 15 year old pupils in schools maintained by the Local Education Authority achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* – C or equivalent.
Performance in 2006-07
Our target was 56.00%.
We acheived 56.90%.
"Bigger is better" so we are within target range.
When we compare our 2006-07 results with the latest results (2005-06) for other metropolitan councils, we are in the best 25%.
Performance is better than last year.
Comments on our performance in 2006-07
There was significant improvement in 2006 with an increase of 5.1%. This brings Wigan close to the national average and ahead of statistical neighbours. Increasing focus is being given, by government, to the percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A-C including English and maths. In this indicator Wigan achieved 41.6% and is below the national average.