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Bishops Castle Community College is top of the league for new exam
STUDENTS at Bishops Castle Community College are the best in Shropshire when it comes to results in a new examination.
They are the highest achieving state school students for the English Baccalaureate in the county.
Secondary school league tables show that 35 per cent of Bishop's Castle students achieved this relatively new measure of academic achievement last year – six per cent more than the nearest rival.
The English Baccalaureate is made up of maths, English, science, humanities (geography or history) and a modern foreign language and students need to achieve a C grade or higher in each subject to achieve it.
Last year the school was lying in fifth place, but this year, with a 12 per cent increase in results, it is now top and is beginning to rival some independent schools.
“We are very pleased with these results and that our students achieve well at the community college,”
said headteacher Alan Doust.
“The Colle ge is now halfway up the Shropshire league table for five A*-C grades including English and maths, and well on our way with our current year 11 students.
“Although the school was rated as ‘satisfactory’ by Ofsted in our last inspection, this latest success with the English Baccalaureate shows we are making prog ress towards being recognised as the good school we know we are.”