Merton students celebrate A level success

Students and teachers in Merton maintained schools are celebrating another set of 6th form results in A’ levels and Applied General qualifications such as Level 3 BTECs.

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Students from Wimbledon College and Ursuline 6th form partnership celebrate their results at Wimbledon College with Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Alambritis, Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Caroline Cooper, Ursuline Headteacher Julia Waters and Wimbledon College Headteacher Adrian Laing.

In a year which has seen more significant changes nationally, the proportion of A*-C grades achieved by Merton students was 78%, which is above the national percentage of 77%, and a good increase on the Borough’s performance last year.

Last year, students in England took new, more challenging exams in 13 subjects, with 11 more following this year. The remaining subjects are being refreshed over the next two years.

Just under a quarter of Merton students achieved success in Applied General qualifications which are level 3 qualifications for post-16 students who want to continue their education through applied learning.

  • At Raynes Park High School the proportion of A* to A grades improved this year, and performance in the Applied General qualifications was strong.
  • Students in the combined sixth form for Ricards Lodge High School and Rutlish School (RR6) achieved 58% A* to B grades and 84% A* to C grades, both of which are above the national averages.
  • At Ursuline High School, the proportion of A* to B grades achieved was 61%, and of A* to C grades, was 89%, both of which are above the national averages.
  • Wimbledon College students achieved 47% A* to B grades, a 7% improvement on last year’s results and 99% A* to E grades, above the national average.
  • At St Mark’s Academy, results have improved at all levels, but particularly strongly at A* to B and A* to C grades where performance is up by 17%.

Cabinet member for education, Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “Congratulations to all the students for their excellent A-level results. It is fantastic to see so many going through our school system. I wish them all the best for the future in their chosen careers. I am very proud of the excellent schools we have in Merton”


Notes to editors: The figures quoted above are for council maintained schools as well as St Marks Academy. At the time of going to press, results for Harris Academy Merton and Harris Academy Morden were not available.