Newlands Academy, a special educational needs school in Peckham, has seen the largest number of candidates sit their GCSEs – and achieved a record-breaking number of good passes as a result.
School captain Blake Taylor, who has autism and struggled in particular with social and exam anxiety – was awarded good passes in all seven of his GCSEs – including a Grade 6 in Media Studies.
Head teacher Gareth Howells said: “We are immensely proud of the efforts of our students at Newlands Academy who represent some of the most vulnerable young people across England and have achieved excellent results in this year’s GCSE examinations.
The school is very proud of Blake’s achievement and his results are down to his determination to succeed in spite of the personal challenges he faces. ”