Merton’s GCSE results steadily rising

Merton’s GCSE results steadily rising

Statistics published nationally show Merton’s GCSE results average is steadily increasing each year.

The eight secondary schools and three special schools improved 1.3% overall to give 48.1% of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C.

Ricards Lodge, Ursuline and Wimbledon College have all exceeded expectations with considerable improvements in their results.

Dave Hill, Director of Children, Schools and Families said:
“We would like to congratulate Merton pupils for achieving this overall rise in results. However, we are determined that results rise more quickly to create better life chances for young people in Merton.”

Councillor Oonagh Moulton, Cabinet Member for School Standards said:
‘Merton Council is pleased that GCSE results have risen overall and in some schools pupils have made very good progress through their secondary education. It is our priority to raise standards further and ensure that a successful education is possible for all children in Merton schools.”

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Notes to Editor:

· In 2006, Merton had 48.1% of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C, compared to 46.8% in 2005.
· The 2006 national average of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C was 58.5%.
· The 2005 national average of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C was 56.3%.
· Ricards Lodge had 61% of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C, compared to 57% in 2005.
· Ursuline had 77% of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C, compared to 72% in 2005.
· Wimbledon College had 71% of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C, compared to 69% in 2005.