Strong GCSE Results From Local Schools
New records set by Gumley House and The Green School
Despite figures for the whole country showing an overall decline many schools around the Brentford area posted their best ever GCSE results in 2014 according to official figures published today.
Among the record breakers were Gumley House and The Green School which record new all time highs for the number of pupils achieving five good grades or more including English and Maths. Nearly 7 in 10 entries at Gumley were marked from A* to B, compared to 59% last year.
Chiswick School achieved its second best ever results falling short of last year's record. In a new record for the school, 23% of all entries from Chiswick School attained the elite A* or A grades. Gunnersbury School slipped from their all-time high but will take solace from being joint top performer in Hounslow Borough along with St. Mark's and matching the performance of London Oratory.
Brentford School for Girls achieved their second best ever set of results.
Students in local schools are producing some of the best GCSEs results in the country. 66.1 per cent of pupils in Hounslow Borough achieved five good GCSEs or more – placing the borough 13th out of 151 England’s education authorities. The borough is seventh best out of all London boroughs.
Cllr Tom Bruce, cabinet member for education and children’s services, said: “These are fantastic set of results produced by our students. They, their parents and teachers should feel proud of themselves. It shows our schools are among the best in London and the country.”
In England as a whole underperforming secondaries, as measured by the Government's benchmarks, have doubled as tougher criteria were applied to the 2014 exams. Re-sits were banned and some vocational qualifications no longer count. This lead to 330 schools failing to get over 40% of pupils passing GCSEs with good grades including English and Maths.
Many private schools in the area no longer record a result by this measure because they have opted to take alternative exams such as IGCSEs.
January 30, 2015