Fulham schools shine in this year's exams
Pupils at schools in Hammersmith & Fulham are celebrating an outstanding set of A-Level results.
Provisional results for the borough show that 98.1% of students in the borough passed with A*-E grades, which is in line with the national average.
However, the pass rate at grades A*-C was 76.5%, 2% higher than last year’s results and 0.1% above the national average.
The number of A and A* results in Hammersmith & Fulham is 27.2%, an 0.8% increase on last year’s results and 0.6% above the national average.
These results are even more impressive as this is the first year where exams have been sat under newly published rules designed to stop the number of teenagers gaining top grades from going up year after year.
This crackdown on so-called ‘grade inflation’ has meant that, for the first time in 20 years, fewer As and A*s being handed out in an attempt to return to realistic results.
Nationally, 26.6% of exams were given an A or A*, down from 27% last year - a drop of 0.4%.
The figures are taken from pupils at Lady Margaret Girls School in Parsons Green, William Morris Sixth Form in Hammersmith, London Oratory in Fulham and Burlington Danes Academy in Shepherds Bush.
Hammersmith & Fulham averages reported here do not include results from Phoenix High School in Shepherds Bush and Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College in Barons Court.
The London Oratory School in Fulham is celebrating its second best results score in the school’s history. 71.5% of students scored grades A*-B, with a quarter of students achieving three As or more.
Lady Margaret School in Fulham also scored a hugely impressive set of results with 67% of examinations hitting A*-B standard.
In the north of the borough, 79% of Burlington Danes Academy students scored A*-Cs, up from 68% last year, while an outstanding 23% were either A* or As.
Principal Sally Coates says: "I am extremely proud of these results which are testament to the incredible efforts of students and staff. I am particularly pleased that the vast majority of our students are using these grades as a springboard to higher education.
" From the moment students arrive at BDA in year 7 and year 12 their pathway to university begins - today marks the culmination of that journey.
" It is a day of celebration at Burlington Danes."
August 17, 2012