Merton students celebrate A level success
Students and teachers in Merton maintained schools are celebrating another set of 6th form results in A’ levels and Applied General qualifications such as Level 3 BTECs.
Students from Wimbledon College and Ursuline 6th form partnership celebrate their results at Wimbledon College with Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Alambritis, Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Caroline Cooper, Ursuline Headteacher Julia Waters and Wimbledon College Headteacher Adrian Laing.
In a year which has seen more significant changes nationally, the proportion of A*-C grades achieved by Merton students was 78%, which is above the national percentage of 77%, and a good increase on the Borough’s performance last year.
Last year, students in England took new, more challenging exams in 13 subjects, with 11 more following this year. The remaining subjects are being refreshed over the next two years.
Just under a quarter of Merton students achieved success in Applied General qualifications which are level 3 qualifications for post-16 students who want to continue their education through applied learning.