|Chiswick School A Level Results Surge Above National Average|
10 percentage point increase in students achieving A* to C grades
A Level results at Chiswick School improved again this year with the percentage of students receiving A*/C rising above the national average 78%
This represents a 10 percentage point increase from 68% last year. Half of all grades obtained across subjects were achieved at A*/B grade and 98% of grades were awarded at A*/E.
The number of students achieving the top A*/A grades compares favourably with the majority of local secondary schools but dropped slightly in line with national trends. The school says that this an area of enhanced focus as they now seek to obtain the very top grades for the majority of our Post 16 students.
For the first time, schools have to report results without any vocational qualifications (with only A level results counting).
Headteacher Tony Ryan said of this change, “When you consider that many students study a combination of ‘academic’ and vocational qualifications, this does appear to be something of a nonsense. With the CBI Director General John Cridland today pointing out the need for ‘high status’ vocational qualifications to have parity with academic subjects it is important to look at Chiswick student’s performance with vocational qualifications included:
A* 11.6% A*/A 25%
“These qualifications are equivalent to A levels in every way (except counting on published figures) and assist a large number of Chiswick students to obtain relevant qualifications and experiences allowing them to pass onto degree courses and employment with appropriate training. Despite the national pressure not to, we will continue to offer these at Chiswick.”
Some notable success stories were Alisa Musanovic (AAAA), Harry Rusk (AAB +EPQ B), Maxim Taylor (AAAB), Maxim Taylor (AAAB), Melissa Frateantonio (A* ABB), Louise Webb (AAB), Katie Davies (AAAC) and Clemmie Rampley (Head Girl) achieved A*, A, B.
Harry Rusk (AAB +EPQ B)
Tony Ryan added, “It is however unfair to pick out individual students. What makes us very proud is the huge number of Chiswick students who have achieved their first choice options; be it university or employment with training, we are delighted for all of you and wish you nothing but the very best for the next stage of your journey.”
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said, "Huge congratulations to all of the borough’s students for their hard work and great results. I’d also like to thank all the teachers and families who have supported the students in their studies.
“I wish these students all the very best for the future, whatever they choose to do next."
Nationally there was a fall in the proportion of top A-level grades achieved. 25.9% of entries received A* and A grades, marginally down from 26% last year.
The number of university places gained has risen by 3% with UCAS university reporting that 409,000 places have been confirmed.
August 15, 2015