|Ealing Schools celebrate improved GCSE results|
Acton High, Brentside, Drayton Manor, Northolt and Twyford increase by more than 10% points
Ealing's school pupils are celebrating another year of exam success after the five A*-C pass rate leapt by 8% across the borough.
This year 61% of pupils who sat GCSE exams or equivalent qualifications secured five or more passes at grade C or higher. This was one of the biggest increases in Ealing borough in recent years. In 2004 53% of all pupils secured five passes at this level.
Eleven schools improved on their scores from last year with five - Acton High, Brentside, Drayton Manor, Northolt and Twyford - increasing their pass rate by more than 10% points.
Nick Jarman, director of education, said: "This is a fantastic tribute to the schools and
the collective effort that has been made to keep driving up standards in all our schools.
"Headteachers should be rightly proud of the achievements they have made year on year, but especially this year."
GCSE pass rates for grades A*-G have gone up by 3%, with nearly 95% now gaining five passes. And at 98.5%, nearly all pupils in the borough leave school with at least one GCSE pass.
August 27th, 2005