Boroughs best ever GCSE results
The Conservative Council has congratulated local schools following the publication of this year’s GCSE results, which are the borough’s best ever.
Provisional figures show that 83 percent of pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades, a rise from 79 per cent in 2010 and 71 per cent in 2009. This compares to last year’s national average of 75 per cent.
There has also been a rise to 27 percent for pupils achieving the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc), which compares with last year’s national average of 15 percent. This performance measure shows when a student has achieved a good GCSE pass (A* to C) in the five key subjects including maths, English, a language, two sciences and either geography or history.
The percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and maths rose to 64 per cent, up from 61 per cent and 56 per cent in the previous two years.
Cllr Paul Hodgins, Conservative Cabinet Member for Schools on Richmond Council, said “These results are superb. Attainment is higher than ever before, with our schools making huge strides from last year. It is also pleasing to see a rise in the number of pupils who have achieved the English Baccalaureate, which focuses on all the core subjects.
“I am delighted with the progress a number of schools have made. This is proof they are working in the right ways and providing excellent opportunities for their pupils.
“My congratulations go to all those who received their results this week. I would also like to thank teachers, governors and parents for the excellent support they provide.
“As an administration we are committed to supporting our schools in their drive to raise standards even higher in the future.”