Two colleges and an academy on the Isle of Wight have been blamed for dragging down the Island's performance in GCSE exams this year.
Carisbrooke College, Medina College and Sandown Bay Academy have all seen lower results for students gaining 5 a* to c grades including English and Maths compared to 2011.
Sandown dropped 10 percentage points, Carisbrooke dropped almost 16 percentage points and Medina dropped the most by almost 20 percentage points.
Overall, the Isle of Wight has seen a drop, from 49.5 percent in 2011 to 44.2 percent in 2012.
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According to Janet Newton, Isle of Wight Council deputy director for schools and education "the results at Carisbrooke, Medina and Sandown are simply not good enough and are the sole reason why the Isle of Wight has seen a reduction in the numbers of students achieving five or more A* to C grades."
Dawn Cousins, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member responsible for education and children's services said, "For Carisbrooke to drop almost 16 percentage points, Medina nearly 20 percentage points and Sandown ten percentage points in a year is wholly unacceptable and we will be seeking urgent meetings with the providers as a matter of priority."
There's better news for the other schools.
Christ the King College has seen 77.1 percent of students achieve five or more A* - C grades including English and Maths, which is a record for the Isle of Wight and also places the college well above last year's national average.
Ryde Academy's results rose almost nine percentage points compared to last year with 50.6 percent of students achieving five or more A* - C grades inc English and Maths.
Cowes Enterprise College saw a slight rise, improving from 48 percent last year to 49.2 per cent in 2012.
Ryde Private School's results are the best ever with 52% of entries A* or A grades and 96% of pupils achieving 5 A*- C grades, including Maths and English.
If you received your GCSE exam results today and want some advice, the Isle of Wight Council’s participation team offers independent and impartial support to all young people during the exam results period. The team can be found at 29 High Street, Newport, P030 1SS and can be contacted on (01983) 525927.
The team operate a ‘drop-in’ service where no appointment is necessary. The opening times are Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm then 1pm to 4pm and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm then 1pm to 4pm.