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More GCSE success for Hounslow’s students

It’s been another strong showing for Hounslow GCSE students according to this year’s provisional results.

The provisional figures show 65.8 per cent of students achieving at least five A* to C grades (including English and maths), similar to last year’s results which saw the borough ranked 13 out of 152 local authorities in the country.

Hounslow’s schools have also maintained as strong position in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) where students need to achieve A* to C in English, maths, science, a language and a humanities subject. Last year, Hounslow’s results were 10 per cent over the national and London averages, which placed us seventh in the country. With 35.3 per cent gaining the EBacc in 2016, this year’s position looks set to be equally impressive.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, was at Lampton School this morning as students opened their results.

“It was fantastic to get to see so many young people getting their results today. I know it’s an anxious time for the students, so I’d like to congratulate each and every one of them on their hard work.

“I also want to congratulate the Headteachers, teachers and support staff for the effort they have put in to achieve excellent results again this year.”

You can check out Periscope videos from results morning at Lampton School, including an interview with Cllr Bruce, via the council’s twitter @LBofHounslow. These videos will be accessible until 10am Friday morning.

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