Lambeth’s pupils have bucked the national trend, by posting another remarkable improvement in their higher-grade GCSE results.
Provisional results released today show that almost six out of 10 first-time entry candidates achieved at least five higher-grades passes: 59.2 % earned five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths – a 2.7 % increase on 2015.
Over 61 % of Lambeth’s pupils achieved grade A*-C in both English and Maths this year, a 2.6 % improvement on the 2015 figure.
Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Children and Schools, said: “We know how much hard work goes into studying for GCSEs and these outstanding results are the reward for that effort and commitment.
“All our pupils should be congratulated on what they have achieved today, and we should also pay tribute to the support they have received from their families, teachers and schools.
“But these fantastic results are just the start of what these young people can achieve; they are the next step on their 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.”