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GSCE results improve for 12th consecutive year

GSCE results in Lambeth have risen for the 12th consecutive year, official figures reveal.

The percentage of pupils with five or more A* to C grades has risen from 72.5 per cent in 2009 to 74.2 per cent in 2010, an increase of 1.2 per cent.

Lambeth’s GCSE results hit the national headlines last year after the borough’s figures were among the very best schools in the capital for improvement.

This year the improvement rate at The Norwood School is the highest in Lambeth at ten per cent. They are followed by Archbishop Tenison’s at 8%, then Dunraven, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Stockwell Park all at 5%.

Significant improvement has been also recorded in 5+A*-C including English and Maths. The improvement rate at Norwood is 20% – the highest in Lambeth, followed by Archbishop Tenison’s at 5%, Lilian Baylis at 3%, Stockwell Park at 2% and Dunraven and Lambeth Academy at 1%.

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 final results also show:

  • Norwood achieved the highest 5+ A*-C grades with 99%, followed by La Retraite 97%, St Martin-in-the-Fields 89%, Bishop Thomas Grant 89%, Dunraven 83%, Stockwell Park 78%, Archbishop Tenison’s 75%, London Nautical 68%, Lilian Baylis 66%, Charles Edward Brooke 54%, and Lambeth Academy 52%.
  • La Retraite achieved the highest 5+A*-C grades (including English and Maths) with 72%, followed by Stockwell Park 70%, St Martin-in-the-Fields 64%, Dunraven 62%, Archbishop Tenison’s 62%, Norwood 58%, Bishop Thomas Grant 52%, Lilian Baylis 47%, London Nautical 42%, Charles Edward Brooke 41%, and Lambeth Academy 36%.
  • The DfE have also decided to publish a new indicator without consulting schools; the “English Baccalaureate”. Results based on their indicator are also given in the annex. The government believe that schools should offer a broad range of academic subjects, and the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) promotes that aspiration.
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