A-level Results Improve Again

Wandsworth schools buck the national trend

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Provisional results for 2012 show that a quarter of students achieved A*-A grades - up from 23 per cent last year. Nationally this figure dropped by 0.4 percentage points.

The pass rate at A*-C was 74 per cent - up almost half a percentage point on last year.

Students from Chestnut Grove and Graveney did exceptionally well, with the proportion of A*-A grades at both increasing by more than five percentage points. Graveney achieved 128 A* grades, compared to 94 in 2011, and 85 per cent of students received an A* to C grade, up from 78 per cent last year.

Saint Cecelia's students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, with result up across the board. The A*-C pass rate was 74 per cent, and the A*-A rate is up five percentage points from last year to 27 per cent.

StudenAugust 21, 2012the BTEC - also did well. Almost half of students at Southfields Community College that took the exam received a distinction, as did 46 per cent of students at Ernest Bevin, 42 per cent at Chestnut Grove and 35 per cent at Battersea Park .

The provisional figures will be finalised when the council receives validated results in November.

Executive member for children and young people's services Kathy Tracey said:
"We're delighted A-Level results have improved again this year. This borough is blessed with exceptionally, hard-working pupils, supportive parents and dedicated school staff. We will continue to focus on improving standards and choice in borough schools to ensure each and every Wandsworth child reaches his or her full potential."

August 18, 2012