Westminster's students exam success
By londononline | Thursday, August 29, 2013, 18:23
Westminster's students have achieved high grades as schools across the borough celebrate their successes following the GCSE results.
70 percent of Westminster's students secured at least 5 A* to C grades in subjects including English and Maths this summer, equalling the results achieved in 2012.
A total of 88 percent of students in Westminster achieved at least 5 A* - C grades in all subjects, while 34% of pupils taking the English Baccalaureate secured top grades, up from 18 percent in 2012.
Among the top performing schools were Grey Coat Hospital, where 85 percent of pupils secured at least 5 A* to C grades,* followed by Paddington Academy on 75 percent and Westminster Academy on 70 per cent. Pimlico Academy saw a dramatic improvement, with 69 percent of pupils obtaining at least 5 A* to C grades, a great increase on the 56 percent secured in 2012.
Paddington Academy student Joan al-Assam's 10 A*s were the best GCSE results ever seen at the school, while 30 percent of all GCSE grades awarded to pupils were at A* or A.
Danny Chalkley, Westminster City Council's Cabinet Member for
"Our pupils have every reason to feel proud of what they have achieved this summer, which is a just reward for all of the hard work they have put in over the past two years.
"In producing some of our best ever results at GCSE, our students have given themselves greater opportunity to achieve their full potential in life.
"I am delighted for the students and my congratulations go to them and to all staff at our schools, whose hard work has ensured our students' success."