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Top marks for H&F students as GCSE figures revealed

Hammersmith & Fulham pupils have impressed the examiners once again, according to the latest GCSE figures.

Grades awarded to students across the country have now been released and H&F pupils are at the top end of the table.

The borough is ranked third in inner London based on the successes of 64 per cent of pupils who all achieved the benchmark five GCSEs ranked A* to C including English and maths.

Their hard work means H&F is ranked 20th out of the 152 local education authorities in England.

“This is a reflection of just how well H&F students and staff work together and the amazing achievements of our schools,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.

“We’re doing all we can to support schools and defend their budgets to ensure our young people continue to shine.”

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Among the high achievers were the students at Fulham Cross Girls’ School who had some of the best results in H&F.

Sixty-nine per cent of them passed five GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and maths. This is five points above the borough average of 64 per cent and 16 per cent above the England average of 53 per cent.

“Our aim is to make a difference to the life chances of the young women who attend Fulham Cross,” said Head of School Denise Fox.

“This happens when you put together outstanding teachers, motivated students and supportive parents and carers.

“Our staff go above and beyond the call of duty to empower our girls to succeed and this is reflected in the results that we achieve.”

Next year, a new system of marking GCSEs will be phased in, beginning with English and maths. It will see the exams graded by numbers - from 9 down to 1 - rather than the current letter-based system.

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