Haringey bucks national trend with 10% rise in GCSE results
GCSE results rose in Haringey, as they fell across the country, thanks to the hard work and dedication of student, teachers, school staff and parents. The latest figures (attached) show Haringey has seen a 10% increase in the number of students gaining 5 or more GCSE A*-C, including English and Maths to 64.6%, compared to last year.
Across the UK the percentage of pupils getting A*- C grades in 2016 in English fell by 8% to 60% and in Maths fell by 7% to 61%. In Haringey the percentage of pupils getting A*-C grades in 2016 in English rose by 9% to an estimated 74% and in Maths rose by 3% to 70%. That means Haringey schools are scoring 14% above the provisional national average in English and 9% above it in Maths.
Elin Weston, Haringey’s cabinet member for Children and Families said:
“The 10 per cent rise in GCSE results in Haringey is an incredible achievement by students and teaching staff in our borough. Our incredibly talented students have bucked the national trend with their hard work and have made us all extremely proud. I wish all of them well for the future.”
Amidst a consistently strong borough wide picture we have some exceptional individual school achievements including:
- According to the new Progress 8 measure Northumberland Park Community School (external link) pupils have on average achieved half a grade better than national expectations across each of their 8 qualifying subjects – with a number of pupils winning scholarships to prestigious institutions such as Rugby, Mill Hill and Wymondham College.
- Hornsey School for Girls (external link) pupils achieved 500 A and A* grades, with a combined A*-C including English & Maths of 69% - a 15% improvement from last year
- 96% of Fortismere (external link) pupils taking English Literature achieved an A*-C
- Woodside High School (external link) achieved a 30% increase in the combined A*-C including English & Maths from last year – reaching 74% this year
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