Southwark’s indicative A Level results have bucked the national trend with the number of top grades rising.
Across the country, A Level performance fell at both the highest grades and across the board compared with 2018.
But early results from 11 out of 14 secondary schools in the borough tell a different story.
In Southwark Sixth Form students saw A* and A grades outperforming the national average by 1.5 percentage points, and outpace the national average in the A* to B category too by 2.3 percentage points.
But the best improvement came in the A* to C bracket, where Southwark is now 4.1 percentage points ahead – and has been consistently outperforming for the last three years.
Cllr Jasmine Ali, cabinet member for children, schools and adult care said: “On behalf of Southwark Council, congratulations to everyone who collected exam results last Thursday.
“Results day can be an incredibly nerve wracking day and everyone should feel incredibly proud of themselves for the work they have put in.
“It is truly fantastic to see that Southwark students and schools have once again outperformed national averages.
“These results continue to reflect the high standard of teaching and attainment that we are so proud of across the borough.
“Such a great set of results are testament to the hard work of students, teachers and the support of family.
“Whatever the next step may be, I sincerely hope that all young people in Southwark received the results that help them on their way to achieving what they want out of life.”