Westminster schools achieve success in A-Levels

Date: 
Mon, 18/08/2014

Schools across Westminster all achieved success in last week’s A-Level results, with students achieving more top grades compared to the rest of the country.

Provisional results show that Westminster schools achieved more grades A*-C (81%) compared to the national average (77%); as well as achieving more grades A*-E (99%) compared to the rest of the country (98%).

Local schools have also bucked the national trend and improved on last year’s A-Level results. Westminster students received more A* and A grades compared to 2013; and 81% of students achieved a grade A*-C this year, up from 78% last year.

Cllr Suhail Rahuja, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

“Today is a proud day for pupils, teachers and parents in Westminster as our students have achieved an outstanding set of A-Level results. The high number of top grades, with more grades A*-C compared to the rest of the country, is a testament to the hard work of local pupils and teachers, and I wish all students across Westminster the best of luck in their future education, training and work.

“Westminster City Council has a range of support to help young people get their foot on the career ladder, gain work experience or find training opportunities – so please do get in touch. Congratulations once again to all students who have received results.”

Particularly well-performing schools in Westminster include Westminster Academy, St Marylebone School and Grey Coat Hospital, where 41%, 36% and 33% of grades respectively were achieved at either A* or A. Pimlico Academy also received good results, performing higher than the national average, with 85% of grades achieved between A*-C.

Special mention should also be given to Paddington Academy and Quintin Kynaston who received their best ever results, as well as St Augustine’s CE High School whose results improved from 2013.

Westminster City Council is still awaiting results from one school, and the local authority averages are therefore liable to change.

Summary of results

Compared to the rest of the country, Westminster schools achieved:

  • More A*-A grades (27%) compared to national average (26%)
  • More A*-B grades (57%) compared to national average (52%)
  • More A*-C grades (81%) compared to national average (77%)
  • More A*-E grades (99%) compared to national average (98%)

Compared to Westminster’s 2013 results, this year local schools achieved:

  • More A*-A grades this year (27%) compared to 2013 (25%)
  • More A*-B grades this year (57%) compared to 2013 (52%)
  • More A*-C grades this year (81%) compared to 2013 (78%)

Last updated: 9 August 2017
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