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East Lancashire school ranked 6th in country
12:00pm Monday 17th March 2014 in News
A HIGH school’s results has seen it make the top ten for practical studies including science and computing.
New figures reveal Haslingden High School was ranked the sixth highest school in the country for its performance in vocational subjects.
Headteacher Mark Jackson said he was thrilled the school was in the top six in England for advanced vocational results for 2013.
The national league tables list the top 100 schools in England with schools ranked on the average points scored per student.
The top five schools are all academies and Haslingden High School is the only community school in the top 10.
The vocational subjects students distinguished themselves with were skill-based BTECs including combined science. Other vocational subjects students performed well in included ICT, Textile Design and Media Studies.
It comes after earlier figures showed the school was in the top ten per cent for their academic performance in their A level results.
The school said the latest success with vocational subjects was down to hard work across the board from staff and students.
Deputy headteacher Gill Smith said: “As a school we know how well our students achieve, but this external recognition is a fantastic endorsement.
“It acknowledges the hard work put in by students, their supportive parents and our staff who set high standards and encourage students to achieve their best.
“As a school we are very proud to be among the best in the country for advanced vocational results.”
Headteacher Mark Jackson said: “It is a credit to all our staff and pupils who have worked so hard. To see that they are some of the highest achievers in the country is a very welcome reward for all their effort.
“We know that we are doing very well as a school and we are happy with our results. We are thrilled that our vocational students have gained this recognition.”
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