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!”
St Michael’s Catholic College celebrated the highest number of students getting their first choices at University on A-Level results day.
Seventy-three per cent of students achieved an A*-B grade while the total number of A*-B grades awarded stands at 43 per cent, with 99 per cent achieving A*-E.
A spokesperson said: “An exciting day for St Michael’s College. Students were buoyant, staff delighted and hard work rewarded with the success achieved by our students across the full range of academic and vocational subjects.
“These achievements reflect the brilliant efforts of the students themselves, the support of their parents alongside the commitment of the outstanding teaching and support staff at St Michael’s.”