Barnet’s schools record impressive GCSE results
Published Friday 24 August 2012
Provisional GCSE results from 14 of the borough’s 20 secondary schools indicate that they have once again performed above the national average.
It is estimated that 68% of all pupils will achieve five or more A*- C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics.
The percentage of pupils gaining five or more A*- C grades is expected to be 86%, also be above the national average.
Significant improvement has this year been seen at Ashmole School, Southgate, Bishop Douglass School, Finchley, St James’ School, Colindale, Friern Barnet School and Whitefield School, Cricklewood all seeing the percentage of pupils gaining five or more higher grade GCSEs including English and Maths increasing.
In addition, 100% of the pupils at the three grammar schools, St Michael’s, North Finchley, QE Boys School, High Barnet and Henrietta Barnet, Hampstead Garden Suburb, achieved five or more higher grade GCSE passes including English and Mathematics.
Councillor Andrew Harper, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families said:
“Each year Barnet’s schools record outstanding exam result which has lead to the borough being put firmly on the educational map for its high standards of teaching.
“The fact we continue to see year-on-year improvements, reflects the council’s determination to ensure that every Barnet school is a good school for every child.
“My warmest congratulations go to all those pupils who have received their grades and I hope that they will continue to build on their achievements going forward. My gratitude also goes to the many hard working teaching staff in all of our secondary schools who have helped our pupils achieve so highly once again.”
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