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 the overall percentage of entries achieving a pass A*-E results has dipped slightly due to a drop in the D-E passes.
Yesterday, Alleyn’s School sixth-formers matched school records with the equal highest percentage of A* grades since the award was introduced seven years ago.
Of the 147 girls and boys who form this year’s sixth form cohort, an impressive 33 per cent gained A* grades, 70 per cent gained A*-A, and overall 91 per cent achieved A*-B.
Head of upper school Dr Rob Atkinson said: “Already, 91 per cent of our boys and girls that applied to UK or overseas universities this year have accepted places and we are only awaiting news from a handful of others.
“As a community we are so proud of our students and their academic and personal achievements. Today marks the start of an exciting journey as they move on to opportunities and adventures in the UK and beyond. We have every faith in their future success and wish them all the best”.
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!”