Merton Council announced today that it is the only London borough to see improved GCSE results in comparison with last year.
The announcement comes after the publication of the Department for Education’s GCSE provisional results for 2014. Results show Merton Council is only one of six education authorities in the whole of England to have improved results for 2014.
Merton has also seen the fastest-improving GCSE results in London over the last five years increasing from 52.4% A* to C grades including English and Maths in 2009/10 to 64% in 2013/14 – above the London average of 60.6% and the national average of 52.6%. Merton is now the 9th out of 32 London Boroughs for GCSE results, up from 23rd last year.
Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: “I am delighted that our secondary schools have had the fastest-improving GCSE results in London this year – building on our success of having had the highest increase of 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths in the last five years. I would like to thank all our young people for achieving this success, along with the teaching staff and their families for their hard work and support . As a council we will continue to work hard in Merton to ensure our results continue to improve and that our young people have the best possible start in life.”