Exam success for Haringey Schools
Provisional results suggest schools and colleges across Haringey are above the national average for A Level, with 79 per cent of students achieving grades A* to C compared to 77 per cent nationally. This year saw the introduction of a new grading system for GCSEs, with exams scored 1-9, and provisional results so far show Haringey up on the national average, with 59 per cent of students achieving 5 or more Grade 4+, including English and Maths, compared to 58 per cent nationally.
Fortismere School in Haringey and St Thomas More were among schools who scored their best A Level results yet. At Haringey Sixth Form the number of students achieving A* or A grades at A-level doubled while Greig City celebrated two students gaining places at Oxbridge and two others in medical school.
“I did better than I thought,” said Lilliana Camara at St Thomas More Catholic School, who scooped two As and a B at A Level. “I’m really pleased.”
Over at Alexandra Park school, Jeremy said he was “really happy” after gaining the grades to study physics at Birmingham University.
Gladesmore School in Tottenham celebrated its best results yet in the new tougher GCSE examinations, with stars including Ruby Buttolph who scored a grade 9 in all of her nine subjects, and Kevin Brovina, who won a scholarship to Eton after securing four grade 9s, two grade 8s, an A* and an A.
At Heartlands High School, Ameena Ahmed scooped two grade 8s and seven grade 7s, as well as an A* in business studies. She said:
“When I came out of some of the exams I thought I had failed, so it was really nerve wracking waiting for the results, and I can’t believe how I did!”
Cllr Elin Weston, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Families joined students opening their results at Hornsey School for Girls, Fortismere, Gladesmore and Heartlands Schools. She said:
“It was an absolute pleasure joining students across the borough as they marked major milestones in their education and hearing all their exciting plans for the future. Whether its students achieving their potential, inspiring teachers, or the fact that all of our schools are now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted this has been a fantastic year for our schools, who have once again proved that they are among the best in the country .
Well done to all of our students and I wish them all the very best for the future.”