Hounslow’s GCSE students were able to celebrate some excellent results last week despite having not been able to sit their exams this summer.
Published: Monday, 24th August 2020
The celebrations amongst teachers and students alike came after a turbulent few days which saw the government ditching its widely criticised approach to the award of A level grades last week and a subsequent eleventh hour change to their approach for awarding GCSEs with a much greater emphasis placed on teacher assessed grades. Provisional results suggest a small improvement on last year’s grades with around 85% of students achieving grade 4 or better in English and 80% of students achieving grade 4 or better in Maths.
Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services at Hounslow Council said: “Hounslow GCSE results are year on year within the top 10% nationally so it is great to see that this year’s students have achieved grades in line with previous performance. It is also a testament to the work of all our teachers that they have been able to reward the hard work of their students over the last two years and to have been allowed to have their accurate professional judgements influence the GCSE grades awarded to our young people today.”
"I would like to congratulate everyone who has achieved what they need to take their important next step into further education or an apprenticeship. Despite the challenges we are currently facing, here in Hounslow we remain fully committed to offering the best opportunities and support for all our young people to continue in their learning”.
For students who have not achieved what they were hoping for or are unsure about what to do next, the Hounslow 14-19 Connexions Team are available to provide free, impartial advice on the range of options available.