Defra has published its latest update to its Statistical Digest of Rural England 2013 today. The education section has been updated this time. Key conclusions to emerge seem to be:
- If you live in the countryside you’re as likely as anybody else to get 5 or more GCSE’s at Grades A* to C (equivalent to an old O level pass)
- But if you go to school in the countryside, you’re slightly less likely to get 5 or more GCSE’s at C or above
- However, having got your GCSE’s while living in the countryside, it seems that you’re slightly more likely to go to university than if you live elsewhere
- The moral of this digest seems to be to live in the countryside and go to school in the town
Defra updates its Digest of Rural Statistics one section at a time. June’s update is the education section.