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Gravesend comprehensive helps boost Kent's GCSE average score

PUBLISHED: 12:28 24 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:28 24 January 2014

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Pupils from across Kent are staying ahead of the national average on GCSE results, figures show this week.

St John’s Catholic Comprehensive, Gravesend, was one of 51 schools in Kent which saw their headline figure rise.

The Rochester Road school’s figure rose by 20 per cent.

Almost two thirds of the pupils who took GCSE’s achieved five or more A*- C grades, including English and Maths - staying almost four percentage points above the national average.

The same success was extended to the English Baccalaureate by two per cent and for A*- C grades in Maths and English.

Roger Gough, KCC Cabinet member for education said: “We are delighted with the achievements of our GCSE students.

“They have worked incredibly hard throughout their secondary school education to achieve this great performance.

“They are a credit to themselves, their families and their communities.”

Only nine schools were below the national average - compared with 17 last year.

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