STUDENTS this year have scooped themselves record breaking results in their GCSE English and maths grades.
Preliminary results suggest that sixty six per cent of pupils scored five A* to C grades including English and maths, a rise from the record breaking 64 per cent recorded for Harrow in 2012 and 2011.
The number of pupils who achieved five A* to C grades in any subject was 82 per cent, a slight drop from last year’s 84 per cent, which is line with a national dip.
Harrow Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Families, Councillor Zarina Khalid, said: "Harrow’s young people have once again done themselves proud. I’m delighted to see that we are doing better than ever before in subjects such as English and Maths and that we are in line with national trends elsewhere. I cannot stress the importance of continued improvement and good quality teaching, so well done to all of our young people who collected results this summer, as well as their teachers, staff, parents and carers, who have all worked hard to see them succeed."
About two-thirds of exam entries around the country were graded between an A* and a C, a fall on last year, and there were also drops in the percentage of English, maths and science GCSE entries achieving passes at A* to C.
The overall pass rate also fell marginally, for the first time in the exam's 25 year history.