'A'Level Results Delight For Merton Pupils

Students' results are above the national average

Students and teachers in Merton maintained schools are celebrating a set of A level results which are above the national average.

In a year which has seen some significant changes nationally, the proportion of A*-E grades achieved by Merton students was 99%, above the national percentage of 98%.

This summer, the first year of students completed the new-style A level courses, which are now assessed only by final exams. Subjects also contain new content, to meet the requirements of higher education.

  • At Raynes Park High School the proportion of A* to E grades achieved was 99% - above the national average of 98%.
  • Pupils in the combined sixth form for Ricards Lodge High School and Rutlish School (RR6) achieved 98% A* to E grades and 77% A* to C grades, in line with the national average.
  • At Ursuline High School, the proportion of A* to C grades achieved was 81%, and of A* to E grades, was 99%, both of which are above the national average, while 35% of students attaining A*/A equivalent.
  • Wimbledon College pupils achieved 75% A* to C grades, a 4% improvement on last year’s results and 99% A* to E grades, above the national average.

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “Congratulations to all the students on their A-level results and I wish them well with their future plans. All secondary schools in Merton are rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted and these results are a testament to that. I am very proud of the committed teachers we have in Merton who continue to provide excellent learning opportunities for our young people at high-performing schools across the borough.”

Councillor Cooper-Marbiah visited the joint Rutlish Lodge High School and Ricards School's joint Sixth Form with the Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Alambritis on Thursday to congratulate students on their success.

She said: "We were delighted to have met so many students in person to share their good news as they found out their results. It was a real honour to see so many young people having been brought up and educated to such high standards in our borough."

Julia Waters, headteacher at Ursuline High School, where the highest-achieving students gained places at Cambridge for Natural Sciences, Veterinary Science at Bristol and Medicine at Birmingham, said: “Congratulations to all students of their successes. We are very proud of them!

August 21, 2017

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