Exam success for Hackney students
Students across Hackney have been celebrating over the last week, after provisional results revealed a bumper set of Alevel and GCSE results.
More than half of Hackney Alevel students achieved A*/A/B grades. Early indications show that an impressive 52%, achieved the top grades, up by 2% on last year. The overall pass rate, of 98.4% A*-E grades, is above the national average and also up on 2014.
Meanwhile, the borough’s GCSE results bucked the national trend, which saw grades flat line. The overall number of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades, including maths and English, rose by one percentage point to 60 per cent. In addition, the progress data – which measures students’ development – showed continued improvement across the borough.
Congratulations to everyone who collected their exam results. I’m really proud of the achievements of all of our students, and the hard work and dedication of teachers in all of our schools. Whatever they go on to do next, I wish them success.
For full coverage of both exam results days at schools in Hackney, see the 24 August issue of Hackney Today.