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Another fantastic year for Kingston’s GCSE and A- Levels

Kingston Council is congratulating local schools, sixth forms and colleges, following the publication of this year’s GCSE and A-Level results.

The GCSE results* showed an improvement in results in most schools, despite the new, tougher tests in many subjects. Provisional figures show that 80% of pupils achieved a grade four or above in English and Maths, roughly equivalent to the old C grade or above. This represents an increase of 1% points since last year and is above the 2018 national average of 66%. 64% of Kingston’s students also secured a ‘good’ pass in both subjects, achieving a grade 5 or above.

The English Baccalaureate, which was expected to decline as it now uses the higher grade 5 or above in English and mathematics, also remained high at 53%, well above that national average of 25%.

Provisional A-Level results show that pupils in school sixth forms achieved higher A-Level results compared to nationally. The proportion of all entries graded as an A* to C was 82%, an increase of 1% since last year. This compares with the national average of 76%. 

The proportions achieving the top A-Level grades were similarly above national averages, with 38% of all examination entries awarded an A* or A grade, well above the national figure of 26%. The overall was pass rate was 99%.

Councillor Diane White, Kingston Council's portfolio holder for education, said: 

“Congratulations to all the students - it's another set of fantastic results for the borough this year. 

“We are very proud in Kingston of the continued improvement each year and thank all the teachers, governors and parents for their continued support and encouragement.The very best of luck to all the students in whatever they decide to do next."

*The GCSE results don’t include the performance of one of the schools.