St Saviour’s and St Olave’s head teacher, Ms Catherine May, says that despite changes to examination systems and ‘intense pressure’, 84 per cent of year eleven pupils achieved grades 4 to 9 in English and maths.
Overall, the school says 81 per cent of pupils achieved grades 4 to 9 in English and maths and at least three other subjects at grade 4 or above.
Although it is difficult to make a direct comparison, this roughly equates to the previous benchmark of five A* to C grades including English and maths.
Ms May told the News the results were some of the best in the school’s 115-year history: “I am absolutely thrilled with these results and so proud of our students.
“They met the challenge of these new exams with focus and determination and worked incredibly hard. This success is well deserved.
“Our students have been well supported by their families, our teachers and our support staff, and amongst the joy and celebrations today students have been expressing their thanks.
“I look forward to them continuing this great success into the sixth form.
All in all, It has been another superb year for exam results at St Saviour’s and St Olave’s.
“These wonderful GCSEs followed last week’s terrific set of A level results, which saw students gaining places at a wide variety of top-flight institutions, including Oxbridge and other Russell group universities, to read medicine, architecture, law and arts amongst others.”