GCSE results up in Pendle schools

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FIVE of the six mainstream high schools in Pendle showed a significant increase in the numbers of pupils achieving five or more passes in last summer’s GCSE exams with passes at A* to C.

The school performance tables published on Wednesday show only Primet High School, Colne, failed to improve on the statistics of 2009, with 33% of pupils achieving five or more top passes last year compared with 38% in the previous year.

Of the others:

Park High School, Colne, saw its pass rate rise from 53% to 58%.

Marsden Heights Community College, Brierfield, saw a nine per cent rise from 36% of pupils to 45% achieving the desired pass rate.

The pass rate at Pendle Vale College, Nelson, went up by an impressive 12% from 35% to 47%.

Fisher-More Catholic Humanities College, Colne, had an 11 per cent rise in students achieving the desired level, with 57% of pupils getting the five passes compared to last year’s mark of 46%.

And West Craven High Technology College, Barnoldswick, saw a 12% rise from 34% to 46% in its pass rates.