|H & F GCSE Results Well Above National Average|
As two thirds of students gain five or more A* - C passes
Across Hammersmith & Fulham, 1,155 pupils sat GCSEs, with two thirds, or 66% of students gaining five or more A*-C in GCSEs including English and maths.
This was the same figure as last year, at 66% - and once again, well above last year’s national average of 59%.
The council's provisional results show that the biggest improvement came from Burlington Danes Academy in Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, where the number of teenagers getting five or more A*-C grades went up by 10% from 66% to 76%.
The highest overall achievers were at Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith, where 91% of the girls achieved five A*-C grades, including English and maths, and 96% got five A*-Cs.
They also improved by 2% in the English Baccalaureate, known as the EBacc, with 57% of students achieving A*-Cs in traditional core academic subjects of English, history or geography, two sciences, maths and a language.
There were also notable improvements in the number of students getting five GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths for Fulham schools Lady Margaret – which went up 8% from last year’s results to 80% - and Fulham College Boys’ School, which improved at the same standard, going up 7% from last year to 60%, while 96% of its pupils got five or more A*-C grades.
Councillor Greg Smith, H&F Council’s deputy leader, said: “There are some incredible success stories once again this year and the students, their families and teachers should be very proud of their achievements. The borough figures are strong and our schools have put in solid performances.
" Even when the national pass rate has provisionally fallen, H&F continues to surpass last year’s national average, with the majority of our schools posting improved results."
August 27, 2013