BBC News, 31/08/13, reports that figures released by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) have shown that almost a third of GCSE entries from pupils from private schools achieved the top grade.
The ISC said 32% got an A* grade in GCSEs and international GCSEs (IGCSE), a rise of one percentage point on last year with private school pupils achieving four times as many top grades as students across the country generally.
Among pupils at ISC schools, IGCSEs accounted for 32% of entries - up from 24.9% last year.
On average, each pupil achieved two A* grades and seven A grades in their results.
Westminster School topped the table with 98.16% of entries awarded A or A*, and 100% at C or above.
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