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GCSE results up again in Lambeth

GCSE provisional exam results out today show that the performance of secondary schools in Lambeth has improved by 1.2 per cent.

Lambeth’s 5+A*-C (five or more A* to C grades) rating has climbed from 72.5 per cent in 2009 to 73.7 per cent in 2010.

The improvement rate at Norwood is the highest in Lambeth at 10 per cent. This is followed by Archbishop Tenison’s at 8 per cent, and by St Martin-in-the-Fields and Stockwell Park, both at 5 per cent.

Significant improvement has been also recorded in 5+A*-C including English and Maths. The improvement rate at Norwood is 21 per cent – the highest in Lambeth, followed by Lilian Baylis at 5 per cent, Archbishop Tenison’s at 4 per cent, Stockwell Park at 2 per cent and Dunraven at 1 per cent.

Debbie Jones, Executive Director of Children and Young People’s services, said : “We are delighted that GCSE results in our schools are getting better across the board. This improvement follows on last year, when we surpassed the national average by four per cent – an incredible achievement.

“Thanks must go to all the staff and pupils who have clearly worked extremely hard to achieve such strong results.”

Councillor Peter Robbins, Lambeth executive member for Children and Young People’s services, said “For the 12th year running, the provisional results in Lambeth show an improvement that reflects the hard work and dedication of pupils and teachers and the continued support of parents.”

The provisional results also show:

  • Norwood achieved the highest 5+ A*-C grades with 99 per cent, followed by La Retraite 97 per cent, St Martin-in-the-Fields 89 per cent, Bishop Thomas Grant 85 per cent, Dunraven 82 per cent, Stockwell Park 78 per cent, Archbishop Tenison’s 75 per cent, Lilian Baylis 68 per cent, London Nautical 67 per cent, Charles Edward Brooke 57 per cent, and Lambeth Academy 48 per cent.
  • La Retraite achieved the highest 5+A*-C grades (including English and Maths) with 71 per cent, followed by Stockwell Park 70 per cent, St Martin-in-the-Fields 63 per cent, Dunraven 62 per cent, Archbishop Tenison’s 61 per cent, Norwood 59 per cent, Bishop Thomas Grant 51 per cent, Lilian Baylis 49 per cent, Charles Edward Brooke 43 per cent, London Nautical 41 per cent, and Lambeth Academy 35 per cent.

Read Councillor Steve Reed’s (Leader of the Council) thoughts on Lambeth’s GCSE results


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