December 5 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Saturday, October 12, 2013
More than three-quarters of 11-year-olds in Havering have provisionally achieved the required level in their Key Stage Two tests.
Seventy-nine per cent of the pupils – about 2,500 youngsters – received Level Four grades in reading and maths tests and their writing assessments.
Level Fives, which children must have attained by the end of Key Stage Three, were achieved by 22 per cent of students across these subjects.
The borough’s Level Four results rose two per cent from 2012’s figure, with the number of Level Fives decreasing from last year’s 24 per cent.
Other east London boroughs fared similarly, with 77 per cent of Redbridge students achieving Level Fours and 26 per cent receiving Level Fives.
Barking and Dagenham saw 73 per cent of its pupils receive Level Fours and 18 per cent Level Fives.
The results also highlight the number of children who went up the expected two levels since their Key Stage One exams.
Havering’s 11-year-olds have steadily improved in their maths studies over the last few years – with 81 per cent of the 2009 students having gone up two levels.
Ninety-one per cent of this year’s cohort achieved the same rise in attainment.
In writing, 94 per cent of pupils made the expected progression and, in reading, 89 per cent.
Science and grammar, punctuation and spelling scores were also respectable, with 89 per cent of Level Fours for the former and 78 per cent for the latter.
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