Hackney's A level students celebrate outstanding results

Elizabeth Rafael, 18, and Keitro Browy, 18, of Cardinal Pole school celebrate their results

Hackney’s A level students were celebrating outstanding results with a 98% pass rate across the borough. 

Provisional results indicate that Hackney has bucked the national trend in maintaining the same pass rate as last year. Nationally, results dipped for the first time in 32 years.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Children's Services
Congratulations to everyone who collected exam results. I know all of our young people, staff and teachers have worked so hard over the last couple of years, and Thursday marked the end of a long wait for the results. Whatever they decide to do next - whether it's university, further studies, an apprenticeship or work - I'd like to wish them all the very best success for the future.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Among those celebrating were students at the Urswick School, who collected the first A2 results in the school’s history. The school’s sixth form opened in 2012, and the first cohort of Alevel students achieved a pass rate of 100%, with 64% achieving A*-C grades. All students have been offered a place at university, reading subjects ranging from law to animation and neurology.

Marion Budd, Deputy Headteacher, said: “I’m proud that our first sixth form cohort have done so well. We are really excited that they have all secured university places. They’ve got great futures ahead of them.”

For those whose results were not what they were hoping for, Hackney Learning Trust arranged for volunteers from MyBigCareer to attend all schools in the borough, to help pupils through the clearing process.