Perfect pass rates at Key Stage Two help Merseyside schools triumph
A WIRRAL school where pupils learn about the galaxy was this week feeling over the moon after chalking up perfect Key Stage Two results.
The unblemished performance of 11-year-olds at Greenleas primary school, in Wallasey, came as results show the borough’s pupils are outdoing the efforts of children nationally.
Greenleas is listed among the country’s best, with 100% of children making the expected grade at both maths and English. Science was not tested in the exam hall this year but based on teachers’ assessments 100% of pupils are performing at the required level.
Innovative projects at the school include older pupils working with younger children on topics.
These have included a look at space with the older pupils, who notched up the impressive results, delivering PowerPoint presentations to the younger children.
Headteacher Morag Kophamel said: “I think our success is down to our dedicated teachers and teaching assistants and our innovative teaching which is built on pupils’ interests.”
Higher Bebington juniors was another Wirral school ranked in the UK’s top 200 with an identical pass rate.
Headteacher Mark Holton said teamwork between everybody involved in the school – including parents “who motivated their children” to do well was behind the stunning performances.
Across the borough, the English pass rate dipped slightly from 83-82%, but maths went up from 80-82% and the percentage hitting the expected standard in both maths and English went up by a percentage to 75%.
This compares to the national pass rate at English of 80%; maths 79% and combined maths and English of 73%.
Cllr Sheila Clarke, Wirral's Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: “The results mean we should say a big congratulations to everyone involved and it is evidence of the excellent education the young people of Wirral enjoy.”