Merton’s sixth forms report another strong A-Level performance

A-Level results out today show Merton’s sixth forms continuing to perform strongly.

A-Level results 2013

Ursuline High school and Wimbledon College students celebrate A-Level success. (L-r) Shane Angoh will study chemistry at Imperial College, London; Caroline O’Loughlin will study economics and politics at Exeter University; Sarah Roberts will study medicine at Cardiff University and Callum Rodgers is to study philosophy at Cambridge.

The borough’s second year of A-Level results across all secondary schools reveal another successful year for Ursuline High School with 100% of students achieving A* to E grades and 84% of students achieving A* to C grades. Wimbledon College also enjoyed excellent results with 98% of its pupils achieving A* to E grades and 75% achieving A* to C grades.

Ricards Lodge High School has sustained 100% A* to E for the second year running and 83% of students have achieved A* to C grades.  Ninety-seven per cent of students at Rutlish achieved A* to E grades. Numbers achieving A*to C improved from 54% last year to 60% in 2013.

Another increase was seen at Raynes Park High School sixth form, achieving 100% A* to E with 73% of students achieving A* to C, up from 69% last year.

St Marks Academy has shown improvements across all grade bandings and has exceeded the national average of 77.2% A* to C grades with 86%.

Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: “I would like to congratulate all our A-Level students for their achievements. Merton has had some fantastic results with many sixth formers achieving outstanding results and going on to top universities. My best wishes are extended to all our students whatever they choose to do next, whether its work or education.

“I have no doubt that many will now go on to achieve great things in life and that their education will enable this to happen. They have all worked hard. I would also like to thank their teachers for helping them achieve their goals along with their families who have supported them through education.”