Praise for 11-year-olds as exam results improve

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CHILDREN leaving primary school in Cambridgeshire have been praised for an improvement in their exam results from last year.

Results achieved by 11-year-olds in English, mathematics, and English and maths combined all rose this year.

The proportion of children reaching Level 4 in English stood at 82 per cent – up 2 per cent from last year.

In mathematics, the proportion reaching Level 4 was 80 per cent - a rise of 1 per cent. In English and maths combined, the figure was 74 per cent in Cambridgeshire – also up by 1 per cent.

Nationally, 81 per cent achieved Level 4 in English (made up of the reading and writing tests), up from 80 per cent last year. And 80 per cent achieved the expected level in maths, against 79 per cent in 2010.

Cllr David Harty, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Learning said: “I am very pleased with this year’s results. They show an improving picture across Cambridgeshire at age 11. At level 4, English results are up by 2 per cent, maths by 1 per cent. English and maths combined are up by 1 per cent.

“These results keep Cambridgeshire above the national average in English, and in line with the national average in maths. Well done to all concerned - to teachers and headteachers for their dedication, and to children and their families for their hard work and support.”