As the A-level and BTEC results yesterday came pouring in, figures from half the borough’s schools show strong gains in the proportion of A*-B grades and A*-C grades.
Meanwhile the figures collected by Southwark Council show that overall percentage of entries achieving a pass A*-E results has dipped slightly due to a drop in the D-E passes.
Commenting on yesterday’s results, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for children and schools said: “Southwark can be hugely proud of its young people today, as we welcome another set of truly inspirational A-level results.
“They show beyond a doubt that Southwark schools are a great place for young people to thrive and reach their potential. I want to wish all our school leavers well as they set off on a new chapter of their lives. With such great results I know you will go far!”
The City of London Academy Southwark celebrated students receiving a strong set of A level results, with 100% of students passing, and 71% of all entries securing A*-C grades.
Around 90 per cent of students achieved or exceeded the results required to secure their first choice university place with the last few being supported through the clearing process.
Richard Bannister, Principal at the City of London Academy Southwark, said: “I am pleased to say we have matched our 3 year high of 71 per cent A*-C grades and surpassed previous outcomes for our vocational results.
“We have had a sea of happy faces at the Academy today, with the vast majority of our students getting, or exceeding the required grades to enable them to take up their university place.”
Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Education Board, said: “We are very proud of how hard the students at our schools have worked, and we are delighted that this hard work has translated into tangible results which will enable them to pursue the higher education opportunities and careers of their choice.
“We wish the students well, and look forward to helping the next class of students in September.”
The City of London Corporation provides state education in central London through its sponsorship of four academies in Hackney, Islington and Southwark – and it is opening four new academy schools – two secondary academies in Hackney and two primaries in Islington and Southwark.
Top performing students:
Fahima Amin A*, A*, A, A (Medicine, Kings)
Amal Mohamed A*, A*, A (Chemistry with Engineering, UCL)
Naymah Hussain A, A, A (Chemistry, UCL)