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North-south divide mapped in GCSE results

Posted on 11/11/2015 by David Owen

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This year's GCSE results in England show few signs of a north-south divide getting any narrower.

SchoolDash, an education data firm, has mapped the provisional results from this summer's exams.

It shows that 4.7 percentage points more pupils in the south achieve five GCSEs including English and maths.

Last week Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said it was a "sad truth" that many underperforming authorities were in the north of England.

There have been warnings from Ofsted about geographical divides in school achievement, with much attention being focused on weak exam results in coastal schools.

This article is taken from the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34778514http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34778514

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