Early indications show that across Southwark 44.4 per cent of pupils achieved a ‘strong pass’ in both English and Maths – classed as Grades 9 to 5, says Southwark Council.
Results for those who sat the English Baccalaureate are also strong, with 37.7 per cent of pupils achieving the same grade bracket.
Southwark Council’s cabinet member for children, schools and adult social care, who was visiting Bacon’s College on results day, said: “It was fantastic to share the success of results day with students from Bacon’s College today.
“Hearing them cheer and celebrate with their friends was a real joy to behold.
“Results day is a nerve-wracking time and on behalf of Southwark Council I want to say well done to everyone for the work they have put in to achieve their grades.
“In Southwark we have truly great schools that are delivering the best start in life for our young people.
“I hope that today’s results are the stepping stone each young person needs to continue on whatever path is right for them, I want to wish them every success for the future.”