GCSE results out today show the average number of A*-C grades from Merton school students continuing to rise year on year.
Sixty-four per cent of students in the borough achieved A*-C including English and maths, up 5% on 2012. This year also saw 96% of students achieving five A* – G, while 87% of students gained five A* – C across all subjects, an improvement of three per cent from last year.
Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: “This year is set to see the best ever GCSE results for 5 A*-C including English and maths at Merton schools. I am delighted with this performance, along with the continuing improvement in our results.
“I would like to congratulate all our students on their results, but also thank their teachers and families for helping them achieve their goal and ensure we continue to build on our track record of being among the fastest improving in England at GCSE level. As a council, we are committed to providing a top-quality education and ensuring the best possible outcome for our students in schools.”