Hounslow schools smash national average for GCSE results

Students at Lampton School were met by Councillor Lily Bath, Cabinet Member for Children, Learning and Employment as they celebrate excellent GCSE results.

Published: Thursday, 25th August 2022

Cllr Lily Bath and GCSE students from Lampton School celebrate success

Students from schools across Hounslow have received their GCSE results, with 77.4% of pupils achieving grade 4 or better in Maths and English, outperforming the national average of 71.4%.

For the first time in two years, the grades are based on examination performance rather than teacher assessment. Results across all subjects saw improvements on pre-pandemic results, with significant boosts in Maths and English attainment:

  • In Maths over 80% of students received a grade 4 or above and 65.4% receiving the more challenging grade 5 or above.
  • In English, over 86% of students received a grade 4 or above, with 73.7% receiving the more challenging grade 5 or above. 

Performance in the English Baccalaureate (comprising 5 subjects including English, Maths, Science, a language, and a humanities subject) also made improvements above the national average.

The results day celebrations were not just limited to young people in the borough. Adult learners also undertook GCSE examinations with Hounslow’s Adult and Community Education Service – which provides a range of accessible learning opportunities for adults in Hounslow. The adult learners recorded a 100% pass rate in both English and Maths GCSEs. 

Cllr Lily Bath, Cabinet Member for Children, Learning and Employment, said

“Every student receiving their GCSE results has made all of Hounslow proud. After what has been a challenging couple of years for schools and students, they have shown fantastic resilience and commitment to achieve such amazing results.

“The time young people spend in school is such a formative part of their lives and I’m proud that Hounslow – where every school is rated ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by Ofsted – is equipping young people with the tools to succeed.

“It was great to meet the students, to see the smiles on their faces and hear all about their next steps, which include A-Levels, a diverse range of vocational courses and apprenticeships. The future is bright for Hounslow.

“The success of our adult learners showcases that it’s never too late to sit your GCSE’s and gain vital qualifications that will help you progress in your career. We have a vast range of flexible courses for adults, and I hope other residents in the borough will be inspired to sign up and realise their full potential.”

Mr Stephen Davis, Head Teacher of Lampton School said:

“We are immensely proud of all our students receiving their GCSE results. The last few years have been tough for everyone – let alone young people preparing for their important examinations – but their hard work has been rewarded.

“Every teacher, staff member, parent and carer has also played a pivotal role in preparing the students for their GCSEs and ensuring they were successful.

“We are looking forward to welcoming many of them back in September to start sixth form. For those leaving us we wish them the best of luck in their new adventures.”

Hounslow’s 14-19 Connexions Service is available to provide free impartial advice and support to young students who are unsure of their next steps or didn’t get the results they expected. Call the service on 020 8583 5151 or visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/connexions.

To find out more about sitting GCSE examinations as an adult or to see the full range of adult learning courses visit www.hace.ac.uk.

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