Hackney Citizen

Hackney schools’ GCSE results rise again

Hackney secondary school GCSE exam results improved again this year, and the borough is now only slightly below the national average

Students Joe Martin, Sweet Lordson and Jabedur Rahman with their GCSE results

Students Joe Martin, Sweet Lordson and Jabedur Rahman with their GCSE results last year

According to new figures, 57% of all Hackney school GCSE exam entrants achieved five GCSE A*-C grades in 2011, including English and maths, up two percentage points on 2010.

Across the UK 59% of entrants achieved these grades.

Figures for individual schools varied between 43 and 86 per cent.

Percentage with 5 A*-C grades (including English and Maths):

Tawhid Boys School                          86%
Tayyibah Girls School                       83%
Mossbourne Academy                      82%
Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls          79%
The Petchey Academy                     61%
Stoke Newington School                   60%
Our Lady’s R.C. High School            57%
Clapton Girls Technology College    56%
Haggerston School                           54%
Cardinal Pole                                    50%
Skinners’ Academy                           48%
The Urswick School                          43%

Steve Belk, Acting Chief Executive of The Learning Trust, said: “Hackney’s schools continue to improve ahead of many other London boroughs. At post-16, we are the most improved borough in the country for the average point score per student.

“We will continue to work closely with secondary schools to bring even further improvements in teaching and learning.

“We’d like to thank teachers and students for working so hard throughout the year and we look forward to an even better set of results next year.”

For further details including results from other Hackney schools go to the Department for Education.

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