pound;100 revision aid

16th February 2001 at 00:00
Kingswood high school, in Hull, which came joint bottom in last year's national exam league table, is offering pupils pound;100 if they get five good GCSEs this year. The scheme is being financed by a local company. Kingswood re-opened only tw years ago under the Government's Fresh Start initiative but was placed on "special measures" last year after failing an inspection. Only 3 per cent of pupils gained five GCSE grades A-C last year, down from 8 per cent in 1999.

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