Hackney,
18
August
2017
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12:56
Europe/London

Students across Hackney celebrating A Level successes

Students across Hackney are celebrating, after results show the borough’s improvements in A levels have been maintained, despite a period of major change when many A levels have become two year courses with no interim AS exam; instead students only take a final, more rigorous, exam at the end of year 13.

The number of students achieving top grades in Hackney has increased from last year; the percentage achieving A*/B grades has increased to 48.4% (from 47.8%) and percentage of students achieving A*-C grades has increased to 75.3% (from 73.8%), closing the gap with the provisional national figures at 52% and 77.3% respectively. There has been a slight dip in A*/A from (20.1%) to18.5% while the national provisional figures rose slightly from 25.8% to 26.2%.

Students who took vocational courses have beaten the success rate of last year, with a high proportion of Distinction*/Distinction/Merit Grades.

Many students have also achieved individual successes getting university offers for Oxbridge, offers from institutions within the Russell Group and from top Medical Schools. High standards set in previous years have been maintained despite the challenge of the new reformed and more rigorous exams, thanks to the hard work of both staff and students.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
Huge congratulations to everyone who collected their results, and a big thank you to our brilliant teachers and school staff, as well as the friends and family who have supported our pupils through such an anxious time. Whatever they go on to do next, whether its university, an apprenticeship or work, I wish them well for the future.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney