Hounslow Schools outperform national average in GCSEs

Hounslow Council has congratulated schools across the borough as students celebrated receiving excellent GCSE results which were even better than last year’s.

Published: Friday, 23rd August 2019

Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education at Hounslow Council (centre), with some of the successful GCSE students of Heston Community School

Performance in English and Maths GCSE improved again this year, with 71.5 per cent of pupils achieving grade 4+ in both subjects, which is almost 3 percentage points better than last year.

Over half (51.2 per cent ) the students achieved the more challenging grade 5+ In both English and Maths, which is a 2 percentage point improvement compared to last year.

Pupils across the borough also performed well in their other GCSEs, with provisional information indicating that they have out-performed pupils nationally across their best 8 GCSEs.  Performance in the English Baccalaureate (comprising 5 subjects including English, Maths, Science, a language and a humanities subject) were also better than last year.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children and Youth Services at Hounslow Council, said: “Well done to everyone who received their GCSE results yesterday. It is a testament to the skill and commitment of all our teachers, support staff, governors and parents and the hard work of our young people that means they continue to achieve at the highest standard.

“I visited my old school yesterday morning to personally congratulate the pupils and their teachers on their excellent results.  Head Teacher Ranjit Berdesha, who has been at the school for nearly 20 years, proudly told me they were the second highest achieving results in his time there.

“As a council we are proud of the continuing high-quality education that is available in our schools and we want to ensure that our children and young people are given every opportunity to succeed and progress into sixth form, college or apprenticeships.”

For any students who are now unsure about what to do next, the Hounslow 14-19 Connexions Team are available to provide free impartial advice and guidance on the range of post 16 options available:

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