Jan 31 2013 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
GCSE grades in Harrow and Brent have improved, the latest league tables reveal.
The Department for Education has released the GCSE results tables for 2012 which show a 2 per cent increase on the previous year in students achieving five or more A* to C grades in Harrow, and a 3 per cent increase in Brent.
Harrow’s results have improved overall for the eighth year running, with 83 per cent of year 11 pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades in 2012, up from from 78 per cent in 2010.
Nearly 64 per cent of Harrow students achieved the national benchmark of five A*-C grades including English and Maths GCSEs – ranking it 21st in the country.
Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for children and families, councillor Mitzi Green, said: “It is good to see Harrow’s schools yet again up there as some of the best in the country.
“These excellent results reflect the hard work of pupils and staff across the borough. I am sure this high standard will continue.”
In Brent, students matched the national average for the number of A* to C grades including English and Maths with 59 per cent, compared with 62 per cent in 2011.
Wembley High Technology College, East Lane, Wembley, topped the tables in Brent with 86 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths and 100 per cent achieving five A* to Cs in all subjects.
Headteacher of Wembley High, Gill Bal, said: “Students, staff and parents are delighted with the results achieved by Wembley High Technology College at GCSE and A-level.
“These results open the door for students to go on universities of their choice and to fulfil their aspirations and ambitions. Congratulations to everyone.”
Five schools in the borough improved on 2011 in the number of students achieving five or more A* to C including English and Maths: JFS, Wembley High Technology College, Alperton Community School, Wembley, Claremont High School, Kenton, and Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Harlesden.
The Swaminarayan Senior School, a non-profit making independent Hindu school in Neasden, was one of 113 schools in England that achieved a 100 per cent five A*-C passes at GCSE including English and Mathematics.