Maths and English test results rise across city
CITY results in Key Stage 2 English and maths tests have risen by nine per cent.
Results from Sats tests taken by all 11-year-olds in Plymouth in May showed the percentage achieving Level 4 in both English and maths rising from 69 per cent last year to 78 per cent this year.
In English the percentage of pupils in Plymouth achieving Level 4 was 84 per cent this year.
And the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 in maths again achieved 84 per cent.
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Elizabeth Truss, minister for education and childcare, said: "I congratulate pupils, teachers and families on their hard work and achievements.
"The Government is committed to driving up standards by giving teachers more freedom, strengthening discipline and improving teacher quality."
Girls have outperformed boys this year, with 82 per cent of girls achieving Level 4 in English and maths and only 75 per cent of boys achieving the same Level 4 grading.
Data from the past five years shows that pupils' maths scores have risen steadily nationally since 2007 while reading scores have remained fairly stable. This is an interim year for Key Stage 2 tests following recommendations made by the Bew Review into testing, assessment and accountability.
For writing, there was no externally marked Key Stage 2 test and the subject's score was solely based on teacher assessment of a pupil's writing.
This means that direct comparisons with previous years' scores are not possible.