Big increase in pass rates for local schools
Twyford and Acton High see big improvement in results
Local school pupils are celebrating another year of exam success after the five A*-C pass rate leapt significantly.
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.
The increase was helped by Acton High which saw pass rates surge by 12% to 42%. Twyford School also managed a big increase with passes at the top grades achieved by 84% of students. It also score 290 points on average for A level passes which was similar to many schools in the independent sector. Ellen Wilkinson School also continued its steady progress with 70% of girls achieving 5 passes at the higher grades.
Nick Jarman, director of education, said: "This is a fantastic tribute to the schools and
Borough wide 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.
September 5, 2005