Kingsdale Foundation School believes one of its students has set a national record with 18 A*s or better in her GCSEs.
Year 11 student Elba Feo achieved 15A*s, two grade 9s (in maths and English) and a grade 8 in English literature. She also achieved a Distinction* at Level 2.
In addition, Iona Clark, the school’s deputy head prefect, was one of only 2,000 students in the country to achieve three grade 9s, alongside eight A*s, five A grades, and a Distinction*.
Overall, 76 per cent of the school’s grades for the new English and maths exams were a grade 4 (standard pass) or above, and 60 per cent a 5 (strong pass) or above.
Over one third of all grades were A*/A or equivalent (9-7), and two thirds of all grades were A*-B or equivalent (9-5).
A spokesperson for Kingsdale said Elba’s results meant the school had produced the highest-achieving students this year at both A-level and GCSE, and the top student in the country at GCSE for at least three years out of the last four.
Elba has lived in Peckham all her life and was head prefect at Kingsdale.
She is looking forward to attending Kingsdale’s sixth form and wants to focus on science in the future.
She said she was so nervous when she picked up her results and her parents were speechless and cried when they heard how she’d done.