Let’s take on the world, not just UK in exams – minister
Monday 28th January 2013, 1:00PM GMT.
GUERNSEY should look beyond the UK when comparing GCSE results, the Education minister has said.
School performance tables for the UK’s 2012 GCSE results were released last week.
It showed that Guernsey’s average pass rate across all secondary schools for the UK standard of five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths, was higher, with 65.7% of students hitting the target compared to 59.9%.
The Coalition benchmark for ‘successful’ schools is a 40% pass rate at this standard.
Education minister Robert Sillars, pictured, was pleased at the upswing.
‘But I don’t want to be comparing with the UK,’ he said. ‘We want to be a world-class jurisdiction for education.’