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!”
Sacred Heart Catholic School pupils in Camberwell received their best ever A-Level results this year, with 100 per cent of entries graded between A* and E.
30 per cent of entries achieved A* and A grades and two thirds of entries achieved a grade between A* and B.
Headteacher Serge Cefai said: “I am very proud of all our pupils and their A-Level results which have ensured that 93 per cent will be attending their choice of university.”
Among the many high-achieving pupils, Heinrich Capili secured a stunning four A*s and is now going to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, while Antonio Marques achieved three A*s to secure his place to read Mathematics at Imperial College, London.
In the following subjects over 80 per cent of pupils gained an A*-B grade: Art (100 per cent), Economics (90 per cent), Geography (88 per cent), Government and Politics (100 per cent), Graphics (93 per cent), Italian (100 per cent), Portuguese (100 per cent), Sociology (83 per cent), Spanish (86 per cent).
Top performing students:
- Heinrich Capili – A* A* A* A* reading Natural Sciences at Cambridge University
- Antonio Marques A* A* A* reading Mathematics at Imperial College London
- Mervin Karunakaran – A* A A reading Physiotherapy at Coventry University
- Tyrone Salami – A* A A reading Economics and Politics at Bristol University
- Leonardo De Rezenede – A* A* B B reading Law at Bristol University
- Oluwafunsho Adeleye – A* A B reading Economics and Management at Bristol University
- Joshua Adu – A*A B reading Economics and Management at Bristol University
- Chinwe Oyo – A* A B reading Economics and Management at Aston University
- Adam Sadiq A* A B reading Computer Science at Bristol University
- Daniel Aluko – A A A reading Economics at Queen Mary University of London
- Paul Izevbuwa – A A B reading Medical Science at Exeter University
Two students also secured places on prestigious school leaver programmes:
- Samuel Imie has secured a place on the Bright Start Accountancy programme at Deloitte.
- Aidan Fazlija has secured a school leaver accountancy position with a firm in the City.