18% of GCSEs earn A* and A grades
Students at Lambeth Academy are today celebrating receiving the school’s GCSE results. Overall, 59% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. Nearly a fifth of GCSEs were graded A* or A, with an impressive 18% receiving the very top grades.
In terms of pure GCSEs, which are particularly relevant for further study and university entry, 55% of Lambeth students earned A*-C grades including English and maths. This is a rise of five percentage points on last summer and the academy’s best ever.
The academy’s GCSE results also revealed its strength in the important core subjects of maths and English, as:
The proportion of students achieving a C or above in mathematics was the academy’s best ever, with almost three-quarters (72%) earning a good pass. This is 10 percentage points better than the new 2014 national average.
Nearly four-fifths of students made at least expected levels of progress in English (78%), which was mirrored in maths (77%). A third of students made better than expected progress in each subject.
There were some outstanding sets of GCSE results, with notable individual performers including:
- Reuben Williamson with 10 A* and A grades;
- Mable Chu, George Flatters and Lukas Rygh with 9 A*s and As;
- Ryan Gall with 8 A*s and As;
- Ishmail Ahmed, Madison Chhita and Jade Chin Rollock with 6 A* and A grades each.
Last week the academy also received a strong set of A Level results, with an impressive 45% of all entries graded at A* and A. Lambeth Academy students are now set to take up good places at a number of respected universities across the country.
Commenting on the results, Jan Shadick, Principal of Lambeth Academy, said:
'I am delighted at these results, which show our students are making excellent progress, performing highly in key subjects and achieving top grades. We have stretching aspirations for everyone at Lambeth Academy and can now celebrate the success that this approach brings.
'I am particularly proud of our students, who have worked extremely hard to earn the grades they were hoping for. This set of results will allow them to move on successfully to the next phase of their education – many of them to our Sixth Form which performed so well last week.'