A man who dropped out of high school more than 70 years ago to fight in the Second World War was just awarded his diploma. Robert Lockhard left Circleville High School in Ohio before his expected 1994 graduation in order to serve in the US Army Air Corps 354th Infantry 89th Division to fight in Central Europe, northern France, and Normandy on D-Day. He graduated officially as part of the Class of 2018. "It means everything to me. Everything," Mr Lockard told a local CNN affiliate. "All these years man, I thought about this." Read more Obama issues very different Memorial Day message to Trump's Because of his Army service, Mr Lockhard earned the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, three Bronze Star designations, and a World War II Victory Medal. He can add high school graduate to that list of achievements now. Mr Lockhard said he remembered the day he came home from the war as if it were just yesterday. “If it hadn’t been raining and a sloppy … [Read more...] about Veteran earns high school diploma 74 years after leaving to fight in WWII
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REDBRIDGE and Waltham Forest schools have finished above the national average for GCSE results despite falling national standards. Schools are now judged by two new measures known as Progress 8 and Attainment 8. Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 and measures pupils’ progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. Attainment 8 measures pupils’ achievements across eight qualifications including maths, English, three qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate and three further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications. Despite one in eight secondary schools in England being below requirements set by ministers, the two east London boroughs successfully finished above the Progress 8 average for state-funded English schools. Redbridge and Waltham Forest finished above the national average for progress eight scores. Redbridge’s Progress 8 average was 0.42 and Waltham’s average was 0.14. The average for state-funded … [Read more...] about Which schools are above the national average and which fell below it?
WIRRAL'S best high schools have been revealed after new league tables were published by the Department for Education. Schools are judged by two measures 'Progress 8' and 'Attainment 8' which focus on the results of a pupil's best eight GCSE results including English and maths. Progress 8 assigns a score based on how well pupils have performed between the end of primary school and GCSEs. This is based on Attainment 8 results – the results in up to eight qualifications including English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications. Topping the table was Wirral Grammar School for Girls, achieving a Attainment 8 score of 68.5 and Progress 8 score of 0.48. However Upton Hall School FCJ came top in the Progress 8 score of 0.91 well above average and an Attainment 8 score of 65. Attainment 8 scores 1. Wirral Grammar School for Girls 68.5 … [Read more...] about REVEALED: Wirral’s best high schools in Department for Education league tables
These league tables show the school results of GCSEs and A-levels taken by pupils in 2017. For both GCSEs and A-levels the boroughs of London are listed alphabetically. To quickly get to your school or borough, use the Find function on your device (eg Windows Ctrl+F) and enter its name. Schools in each area, including state and most independents, are ranked according to the percentage of pupils achieving at least five A*-C grades, or 9-4 grades, including English and maths. This is the first year that pupils were given a grade between 9 and 1 for English and maths, while other subjects received the traditional A*-G grades. Grade 4 is the equivalent of a C grade, and a 9 is the highest mark possible. A*-C/9-4 measure has historically been seen as the standard way of ranking schools and the by employers. These scores are shown in the second column. Ties are broken by the school’s ‘Progress 8’ measure’ which is shown in the fourth column. This is the … [Read more...] about GCSE and A Level tables for every London state and independent school
WARRINGTON’s top high schools have been revealed in the publication of new league tables. The Department for Education released its annual school league tables today, Thursday. And finishing top of the tree on the first time it has appeared in the league tables, which measure pupils’ progress from joining each school, was King’s Leadership Academy in Woolston. St Gregory’s Catholic High School in Old Hall came in second with a rating of above average, having finished second bottom in 2017. Great Sankey High School and Bridgewater High School were also ranked as above average. Beamont Collegiate Academy and Culcheth High School received average scores as did Lymm High School, which finished top of the league table in 2017. Birchwood Community High School, Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Penketh High School and the now closed Future Tech Studio were below average. Having finished bottom of the list in 2017, Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England … [Read more...] about REVEALED: Warrington’s best and worst ranked high schools in league tables