London,
28
January
2014
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18:02
Europe/London

Hackney's class of 2013 beats national average

Hackney's class of 2013 has come up tops, with more than 60% of pupils achieving five or more A*-C GCSE grades - including English and maths - last summer.

Final results for last year's GCSE exams have now been released, and reveal that the percentage of Hackney pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades - including English and maths - was up slightly on 2012's results, (61.2% in 2013 and 60.2% in 2012) and were also above the national average of 60.6%.

Hackney’s schools also performed well in terms of the difference in the achievements of pupils from different financial backgrounds. Nearly 50% of pupils who receive free school meals achieved the national headline measure - five or more A*-C grades including English and maths - compared to 38.1% nationally.

Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Hackney Council
Our pupils and teachers have worked really hard to achieve such impressive results, and they should all be very proud. It’s a priority for us that every child in Hackney is given the best possible start in life, no matter what their background, and the most important factor in that is education.
Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Hackney Council