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Devon private schools best for GCSE results

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 04, 2012

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Private schools in Devon outperformed their counterparts in Cornwall in GCSE results, new figures show.

Data provided by the Independent Schools Council shows just under 77% of pupils at The Maynard School, a girls school in Exeter, received grades A or A* in their exams. The results made it the top performing school in the two counties. In second place was Exeter School, where 75% of pupils won the top A* and A grades.

Truro School in Cornwall was the county's top performer, where 56% of pupils got A* or A grades and 94% got A*-C grades.

It was followed by St Joseph's School at Launceston was next in the list, where 55% of pupils won A* and A grades. Some 51% of pupils at Truro High School for Girls obtained A* or As.

In Devon, the number of pupils to get the top two grades at West Buckland School, St Margaret's School in Exeter and Plymouth College, was 47%, 45% and 41% respectively.

At St Piran's School in Cornwall, where just nine pupils took GCSEs, just over 35% got grade A* and A, while at GEMS Bolitho School in Penzance, a smaller percentage of their 23 entrants got the two top grades. At Shebbear College, Beaworthy in Devon, 34% of pupils who took GCSEs obtained A* and A, and at Trinity School Teignmouth, 21% got the two top grades.

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