Local schools buck the national trend
Merton’s schools have bucked the national trend with big improvements to its GCSE results.
The results show a jump up from the borough’s results last year and also score well above the national average.
Eighty-one percent of pupils at state schools in the borough achieved A* – C in English, up from 77% in the borough last year and 21% above this year’s national average.
Seventy-seven percent of pupils achieved A*-C in maths, up on last year’s 72% and 16% above this year’s national average. In both English and maths, 72% pupils achieved A*-C, a significant leap from last year’s 62% for the borough.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for education Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “I am proud that Merton has bucked the national trend with some fantastic results from our young people. Congratulations go to all our pupils who have worked so hard to achieve their GCSEs and thanks must also go to our dedicated teaching staff and the families who support our young people and help them achieve their full potential.”
Headteacher of Rutlish School Alex Williamson said: “Rutlish students have again achieved excellent GCSE results. We have maintained, and in many areas, improved upon last year’s outcomes in terms of overall attainment and progress. Sixty of our boys have achieved five or more A*/A grades in their results with 15 boys achieving more than 10A*/A grades. Over 25% of our grades were at A*/A and over 50% at A* to B. These alongside the great results from RR6 ensure Rutlish continues to go from strength to strength.”
Wimbledon's Ursuline High School was later ranked 12th out of 182 comprehensive schools listed in the Telegraph’s 2016 GCSE results table.
September 1, 2016