If you live in the countryside, don’t go to school there

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.

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