Lambeth’s pupils have recorded an outstanding performance in their GCSEs, with almost six out of 10 candidates achieving at least five higher-grades passes.
Provisional results released today showed that the proportion of students earning five or more A* – C grades, including English and Maths, rose to 58 per cent – up 1 per cent from last year. Individual schools managed to improve their performance by up to 19 per cent, compared to 2014.
The figures also show that La Retraite achieved the highest 5+ A*-C grades (including English and Maths) for first time entries, with 83%, followed by Bishop Thomas Grant (81%), Dunraven (68%) and London Nautical (62%).
Elmgreen had the highest improvement rate at 19%, followed by Bishop Thomas Grant (9%) and Dunraven (8%).
Cllr Paul McGlone, deputy council leader, said: “I’d like to congratulate to all our pupils on their achievements today.
“These results are the culmination of years of hard work and commitment from pupils, their families and schools. But they are also a critical step on each young person’s journey towards their future careers, whether they plan to go to college or start work now.
“I wish all our pupils every success – and I want them to know that we’ll do everything we can to help them fulfil their potential.”
Lambeth Secondary schools – GCSE Provisional 2015
2014 2015 Difference
5+ A*-C inc EM First Entries 5+ A*-C inc EM
Archbishop Tenisons 64% n/a n/a
Bishop Thomas Grant 72% 81% +9%
Dunraven 60% 68% +8%
Elmgreen 31% 50% +19%
Evelyn Grace Academy 52% 43% -9%
La Retraite 80% 83% +3%
Lambeth Academy 58% 56% -2%
Lilian Baylis 52% n/a n/a
London Nautical 63% 62% -1%
Platanos College 57% 61% 4%
Saint Gabriel’s College 49% 55% +6%
St Martin in the Fields 68% 53% -15%
Lambeth 57% 58% +1%
National 53% n/a n/a
Lambeth’s 5+A*-C (five or more A* to C grades) including English and Maths for examination entries for first time entries is 58%. In 2014 this figure was 57% compared to the national of 53%.
This indicator only records the results for the first time a pupil enters the examination. If a pupil achieves a higher grade in later entries, they retain the grade, but the result is not assigned to the school, local authority, or national results.