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!”
Over at Charter School in Red Post Hill, Dulwich, 41 per cent of all students gained at least three A-levels with A*-B grades (33 per cent in 2015).
More than a third (34 per cent) of all A-level grades achieved at The Charter School were A*/A, and more than two thirds (67per cent) were A*-B (62 per cent in 2015). 95 per cent of BTEC grades achieved were Distinction*/Distinction.
Head teacher Christian Hicks said: “Students flourish here regardless of their starting points or circumstances. These absolutely outstanding A-level and BTEC results are due to the perseverance and focus on excellence shown by all of our students and teachers”.
There were significant achievements across a range of subjects at A*/B grade: 85 per cent, Maths 82 per cent, Drama 82 per cent, Geography 82 per cent, Sociology 82 per cent, English 78 per cent, History 75 per cent, Chemistry 75 per cent. For Sports and Leisure BTEC, and Performing Arts BTEC 100 per cent of grades achieved were Distinction*/Distinction; and Business BTEC 93 per cent of grades achieved were Distinction*/Distinction.