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.
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.