GCSE grades in Hounslow have now soared by 10 percentage points in the last four years, following another record set of results yesterday.
Across the borough, 68.7 per cent of the 2,600 pupils sitting the exams were awarded five or more A*-Cs including English and maths, according to provisional results from Hounslow Council.
That is two percentage points up from 66.7 per cent last year and 10 more than the 58.7 per cent of pupils in Hounslow achieving the key measure in 2010.
Nationally, with 62.4 and 61.7 per cent of students scoring C or better in maths and English respectively, Hounslow is set to remain well above the UK average when the headline achievement figures are published later this year.
The proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate (C or above in a prescribed list of core subjects, including science) also rose in Hounslow, from 34.8 to 36.7 per cent. Last year's figure was the ninth best in the country, where the average was just 23 per cent.
Councillor Tom Bruce, Hounslow's cabinet member for education, said: "Outstanding results like this don't just happen by themselves. Congratulations not just to the students, but to the headteachers, teachers and support staff for the hard work they have put in to achieve these results.
"This is another set of incredible results from local students, who – no matter what changes are made to the system – just can't stop breaking records!
"The work they, and the amazing staff in our schools, have put in is being well rewarded, and I’m proud of all their achievements."
See how your school did in our rolling coverage from yesterday.
The improvement in GCSE grades was in contrast to a slight dip in the A-level pass rate in the borough last week.
* Students who are unsure about what to do next can get free information and advice from the council's Connexions service. Simply drop into the centre in Hounslow library between 10am and 5.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or from 10am-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/connexions
* Support is also available from Positive Directions to school leavers in Hounslow looking to get back on track and into education, training or employment