Wimbledon pupils are among those celebrating
Merton teenagers are celebrating after GCSE results improved on the previous year.
A record 66% of students achieving 5 A*- C GCSEs, including English and maths – up four per cent on 2013 and 18% over the last five years. This year also saw 95% of students gain five A*-G grades.
Schools across the borough celebrated with students who achieved top grades.
Council leader Stephen Alambritis and cabinet member for education, Councillor Martin Whelton visited Wimbledon's Ricards Lodge School to congratulate star students Katie Sayer, who gained 10 A*’s; Poppy Bradshaw who achieved seven A*’s and three A’s; Daisy Zealey who gained nine A*’s, two A’s and one B and Aashna Nithianandan who achieved five A*’s and six A’s.
Councillor Whelton said: "I am delighted that provisional figures show a record 66% of young people achieved 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths – our best performance ever. Over the last five years, Merton schools have had some of the fastest improving GCSE results in England, taking them above the national average. Despite the increased challenges faced because of the changes to GCSEs, once again we have seen a further increase in our performance.
"My congratulations go out to all our young people on their results, but also to their teachers and families who have helped and supported them through their education. Merton is committed to allowing our young people achieve their full potential through education with improving standards and performance in our schools."
Councillor James Holmes, the Conservatives’ Education Spokesman, said: "On behalf of Merton Conservatives, I would like to congratulate all GCSE students and teachers on their excellent results. The overall picture for Merton’s secondary school shows the majority of schools achieving 5 A*- C GCSEs (including English and Maths) was up from last year, with the overall average for Merton at 66%."
August 23, 2014