Stoke Newingtons children make history AGAIN
By RosieWatts | Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 11:34
There is nothing like smashing a national average of GCSE success that is however if you can do it for the second year running.
Student in full flow during exams
I’ve been looking around at the local schools this week and have provided you with a little insight into the local schools and their achievements.
Students from all over the borough have helped to put Hackney on the educational map by having around 55 per cent of students achieving five or more GCSEs (including English and Maths) at A*-C, compared to 52 per cent last year, based on the provisional results received.
Several schools in the borough, including Stoke Newington School, Our Lady’s Convent High School, Clapton Girls’ Technology School, Haggerston School and Hackney Free and Parochial Church of England Secondary School, have recorded their best ever GCSE results this year on the back of a some stunning individual performances.
Although no specific numbers were given to me results so far show half of students at Stoke Newington School in Clissold Road got five A*-C grades including Maths and English.
Celebrating its 490th anniversary Hackney Free received a fantastic birthday present from its students with a 12 per cent increase from this time last year, with 42 per cent of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths at A*-C, compared to 30 per cent in 2009.
Students at Clapton Girls’ Technology College fought through the distraction of refurbishment work at the school, as 60 per cent of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths at A*-C, compared to 47 per cent last year.
Even the underdog students at Our Lady’s Convent High School, who were predicted lower than the students of last year, proved that with hard work anything is possible and rose 2 per cent from 69 last year to per cent of students received 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths at A*-C.
A welcomed 7 per cent increase was made by the year 11 students at Haggerston School with 56 per cent of students gaining at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at A* to C, compared to 49 per cent last year.