Westminster celebrates GCSE boost

Westminster celebrates GCSE boost
The number of Westminster students achieving top GCSE results has increased for the 18th year running.

An impressive 86.4 per cent of year 11 pupils were awarded five or more A* to C grades, up from 83.9 per cent last year.

In addition, 63.7 per cent of students in Westminster have reached the national benchmark figure of five A* to C grades including English and maths, beating last year's result of 62.5 per cent in the borough.

A number of schools have achieved their best ever grades including Pimlico Academy, Paddington Academy, St Augustine's CofE High School and Quintin Kynaston.

Westminster City School has seen the biggest increase in the number of students receiving five or more A* to C grades with English and maths, up 15 per cent from 45 per cent in 2009 to 60 per cent this year.

High-achieving Grey Coat Hospital CofE School and St Marylebone CofE School maintained their standing as the borough's top performers with Grey Coat scoring 85 per cent and St Marylebone, 81 per cent.

Councillor Nickie Aiken, Westminster Council's head of children, young people and community protection, said: "This year's record GCSE results show the hard work and commitment that Westminster's students and staff put in throughout the whole year.

"My congratulations go out to all the parents and staff involved, and in particular the young people who have worked so hard."

School / % of 5+ A*-C grades inc English and maths

Grey Coat Hospital / 85

Quintin Kynaston School / 58

St Augustine's CofE High School / 60

St George's RC School / 56

St Marylebone CofE School / 81

Westminster City School / 60

Paddington Academy / 69

Pimlico Academy / 60

Westminster Academy / 45