Schools top the charts in exams
Brighouse High School has topped the charts in terms of performance by students in GCSE exams.
The number of pupils who achieved five A* to C grades including maths and English in Calderdale has risen this year with 61.1 per cent from 59.4 per cent the year before, but Kirklees now tops the table with 62 per cent.
But both authorities are well above the national average of 58.8 per cent.
Brighouse High was the biggest achiever in the area with 75 per cent of pupils achieving the five good GCSEs standard, they were also third in Calderdale and Hipperholme Grammar School scored 62 per cent.
Rastrick High achieved 59 per cent and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe with 55 per cent.
The top two performing schools in the Calderdale area were Crossley Heath School, Halifax, and North Halifax Grammar School.
At A-Level Calderdale ranked second again regionally with an average point score per pupil of 728.5 while Kirklees leads the way with an average point score of 850.6 - the national average is 754.4.
The Kirklees score is boosted by performance at Huddersfield New College and Greenhead College which are attended by many students from Brighouse.
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School topped the ranks in this area with 691.9 points per pupil and Brighouse High with 640.9 points.
They were followed by Rastrick High with 627.1 points per pupil and Hipperholme Grammar School with 610 points. The top two scorers in the Calderdale area were again Crossley Heath with 1044 points per pupil and North Halifax with an average point score of 831.1.
Nationally the average GCSE passes fell slightly from 58.9 per cent from last year to 58.8 while at A-Level the points figure rose steeply from 728.2 to 754.4.
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