Richmond Council congratulates GCSE pupils
By Teddington People | Friday, August 23, 2013, 08:33
Richmond Council has congratulated local schools after this year’s GCSE results were released, noting an improvement in results across the borough.
Provisional figures show that 85 percent of pupils in Richmond achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, which is slightly above the national average.
The percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths rose five percent to 68 compared with 62% in 2012, compared to last year’s national average of 59 per cent.
Cllr Geoffrey Samuel, Deputy Leader of the Council, said:
“This year has seen an impressive performance from our schools. Across the board our schools have seen an increase in A* to C grades in science, a rise of 16%, which reflects the hard work being carried out in this area."
“My congratulations go to all those who received their results this week. I would also like to thank teachers, governors and parents for the excellent support they provide.
For pupils who received grades that might not have been what they were anticipating, there is a free, impartial Information Point at Kingston College they can visit between 9am - 5pm on weekdays.
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