Merton sustains solid GCSE performance

Teenagers across Merton received their GCSE results this week.

Merton’s schools gave a solid performance, sustaining their strong overall performance last year, in the face of national changes to the marking of the English language examination, which have seen a dip in results across the country.

Many Merton schools saw significant increases in their GCSE results, with the percentage of Merton students gaining five A*-C GCSEs including English and maths provisionally set at 59.8%.

Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: “I want to congratulate all our hard working students, the dedicated staff at our schools and their parents and carers who offer so much support to our young people. We have seen some excellent results this year, despite changes to the marking system which has had an effect on grades throughout the country. These results show that Merton secondary schools continue to perform around the national average, with the percentage of five A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths increasing from 39.7% to 59.8% over the past five years.”