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 Saviour’s and St Olave’s School achieved close to 60 per cent of grades being A* to B, against the national picture of a reduction in top grades, 30 per cent of grades were at either A* or A.
Top performers include Chloe Lennon (A*A*A) who will take up a place at Goldsmith’s, Sharon Darkwa (A*AA) who will study Medicine, Natasha Basham (A*AC) who will study Veterinary Science whilst Precious Ogu (A*AB) will take up a place at university in Connecticut, USA.
Commenting on her results, Precious said: “St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School has really shaped me and given me brilliant support during my seven years here. It has helped me to mature and given me a great grounding for the future.”
Headteacher, Catherine May, said: “I am absolutely delighted with these results. Our girls are going to study at top universities, in the UK and abroad, and are accessing great opportunities in the world of work. This reflects their hard work, the commitment of their teachers and the support of their families.
“I am particularly proud that from our relatively small 6th Form, our girls have succeeded in such a wide range of academic subjects from Further Maths to Drama and from Modern Languages to Psychology. I am sure that in addition to their academic success they also have the personal skills and qualities to make their mark on the world.
“I wish them every success and look forward to hearing about their adventures!”
Head of Sixth Form, John Breslin, expressed his delight: “This confirms my belief that whether you are aiming for the best universities or the most prestigious industry placements, St Saviour’s girls have shown that with hard work and commitment, you can achieve these goals. Our staff have given students outstanding teaching and guidance.
“There are big changes approaching in the sixth form curriculum and future St Saviour’s students can be assured of the quality of the teaching they will receive.”
The following students achieved top grades in all their subjects:
- Bea Pearson (AAA)
- Tumi Adebimpe (AAA)
- Bolu Soyebo (AAA)