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Police have released video of a drink-driver who crashed his car on Christmas Eve before claiming he was only turning the vehicle round.Read the full story ›
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy has fallen below the national target for GCSEs grades A - C. Its Principal and The Association of School and College Leaders, say too much has changed since 2013 to make accurate comparisons year to year.
A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died in her home in Hove.
Paramedics were called to Tredcroft Road, to treat a 67-year-old woman who died at the scene at about 11pm last night. A a 75-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
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The number of secondary schools considered to be underperforming has doubled after a major change to the exams, according to official figures released today.
But our region did have the most improved school in the country - the Charter Academy in Southsea.
It has seen its results jump from 39% of students getting at least five Cs including the basics in 2011 to 83% achieving this standard in 2014
However, than 300 schools fell beneath the Government's floor target this year after failing to ensure that enough pupils gained five good GCSE grades.
The Department for Education says that the rise is down to two key reforms - a decision that only a teenager's first attempt at a GCSE would count in the annual performance tables, and a move to strip poor quality vocational qualifications out of the rankings.
But the increase is likely to cause concerns among school leaders, who have voiced fears that schools will be considered failing not just due to changes in the system but also"volatility" in last summer's GCSE results.