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CLASS TOPPERS: Northwood found to have best attainment score in the country

 Published on: 14th August 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Northwood has been found to have the best educational attainment score in England.

The Office for National Statistics followed a cohort of pupils who sat their GCSEs in the 2012 to 2013 school year, using a dataset called Longitudinal Education Outcomes collected by the Department for Education.

When looking at education outcomes in different towns, the data uses the town the young person lived in when they sat their GCSEs.

A score of zero is the average score of all areas. Overall, small towns had an average score of 0.4, whilst medium towns had a score of negative 0.3, and large towns had a score of negative 0.9.

Northwood’s impressive score of 11.9 was the best of any sized area in the country.

People from Northwood consistently achieved higher grades at school across all age groups. The biggest discrepancy came at the age of 18; less than 50 per cent of the nation tended to reach attainment at A Levels or equivalent, compared to more than 80 per cent of Northwood residents.

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