STUDENTS across Hounslow defied falling grades nationally to record a huge leap in top GCSE results.
The proportion of pupils gaining at least five A*-C grades including English and maths, the headline figure, rocketed by 61.8 per cent last year to 68 per cent.
That was despite the proportion of entries awarded A*-C grades across the country falling by 1.3 percentage points to 68.1 per cent.
Results improved at all but two schools across Hounslow, with the headline figure improving by 22 percentage points at Isleworth and Syon School for Boys, and by 15 percentage points at both Brentford School for Girls and Gunnersbury Catholic School, in Brentford.
The huge rise was fuelled by improved grades in the traditional core subjects, with the proportion of students gaining five-plus A*-Cs in any subject rising only 0.9 percentage points to 89.0 per cent.
Only Kingsley Academy, formerly Hounslow Manor School, and Feltham Community College recorded a drop in the headline figure, from 47 to 35 per cent and from 62 to 56 per cent, respectively.
HOW DOES YOUR SCHOOL COMPARE?
Percentage of students with five or more A*-Cs including English and maths (2012 figures in brackets)
Brentford School for Girls 72 (57)
Chiswick School 67 (61)
Cranford Community College 72 (71)
Feltham Community College 56 (62)
The Green School 80 (79)
Gumley House RC Convent School 71 (64)
Gunnersbury Catholic School 89 (74)
The Heathland School 75 (63)
Heston Community School 71 (60)
Isleworth and Syon School for Boys 62 (40)
Kingsley Academy 35 (47)
Lampton School 71 (61)
Rivers Academy 50 (NA)
St Mark's Catholic School 82 (80)
Hounslow average 68 (61.8)
National average NA (58.6)