Merton GCSE Results Set To Be 'Second Best Ever'

Borough average results yet to be finalised

Provisional figures for Merton's recent GCSE results suggest that they are on course to being second best ever, just below last year's record performance.

A Merton Council statement says this is in spite of national changes to the marking system and significant numbers of pupils appealing their grades.

Merton Council's cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: "Merton schools continue to perform strongly and this year has seen one of our best ever performances at GCSE with some of the fastest improving results in London over the last five years.

"I would like to congratulate all our young people who have achieved some great results. My thanks also go to their families and teachers who have supported them through their education. While our results are still provisional, we know there have been national issues in connection with the marking of some subjects, with appeals in progress and being considered, so we are unable to provide the borough average at this stage." 

August 26, 2015