May 23 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Friday, August 17, 2012
The number of students getting top A-level of grades in Redbridge has increased on last year.
More than three quarters of Redbridge pupils got A* to C grades, compared to last year’s 69 per cent.
There were also more students who passed overall with A* to E grades. This year’s figure was 97 per cent - up on 95 per cent last year.
A record average point score was set for both students and subjects. Universities use the UCAS points to measure success.
Cabinet member for children’s services Cllr Alan Weinberg said the council was “proud” of all the school leavers.
He added: “We know that the most recent figures from the Department for Education show that more sixth formers who attend Redbridge state schools go on to university than anywhere else in the country and we can now see why.
“Each year our students excel themselves and once again they have produced a magnificent set of results.
“There’s no doubt that this is down to their sheer hard work and determination as well as excellent teaching and parental support.”
The figures do not include results from Wanstead High School, which have not yet been fully released by the exam board.