|Local GCSE Results Buck National Trend|
Strong exam performance from students in the area
Despite figures for the whole country showing an overall decline many schools around the Chiswick area posted their best ever GCSE results in 2014 according to official figures published today.
Among the record breakers were Gumley House, Sacred Heart, The Green School and Twyford CofE High School. Nearly 7 in 10 entries at Gumley were marked from A* to B, compared to 59% last year.
Chiswick School achieved its second best ever results falling short of last year's record. In a new record for the school, 23% of all entries from Chiswick School attained the elite A* or A grades. Gunnersbury School slipped from their all-time high but will take solace from being joint top performer in Hounslow Borough along with St. Mark's and matching the performance of London Oratory.
Hounslow Council said students in local schools are producing some of the best GCSEs results in the country. 66.1 per cent of pupils in Hounslow Borough achieved five good GCSEs or more – placing the borough 13th out of 151 England’s education authorities. The borough is seventh best out of all London boroughs.
Cllr Tom Bruce, cabinet member for education and children’s services, said: “These are fantastic set of results produced by our students. They, their parents and teachers should feel proud of themselves. It shows our schools are among the best in London and the country.”
In England as a whole underperforming secondaries, as measured by the Government's benchmarks, have doubled as tougher criteria were applied to the 2014 exams. Re-sits were banned and some vocational qualifications no longer count. This lead to 330 schools failing to get over 40% of pupils passing GCSEs with good grades including English and Maths.
Many private schools in the area no longer record a result by this measure because they have opted to take alternative exams such as IGCSEs.
January 30, 2015