Search

City Academy, Hackney students lauded for ‘exceptional’ GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 15:38 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:38 23 August 2018

City of London Academy, Hackney students Wendy Acquah Zeta, Francesca Fernandes, Agit Mehmet Karatas and Ishmael Jalaam Laurent-Dixon on GCSE results day. Photo by Clive Totman

City of London Academy, Hackney students Wendy Acquah Zeta, Francesca Fernandes, Agit Mehmet Karatas and Ishmael Jalaam Laurent-Dixon on GCSE results day. Photo by Clive Totman

©CLIVE.TOTMAN 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

City Academy, Hackney students have been lauded for their ‘exceptional’ GCSE results.

Students at the Homerton Row school achieved 74per cent passes in English and maths and at least three other GCSE subjects.

The City Academy, Hackney first opened in 2009 as a co-educational secondary school and sixth form. Since then the school has received two “outstanding” grades from Ofsted.

Principal Mark Malcolm said: “Students have achieved exceptional results in their GCSE exams.

“They have risen to the challenge of the new specifications and have made outstanding progress. Students have been well-prepared for the new linear examinations and shown resilience and dedications to their studies.

“It is our expectation that they are entered for the broadest curriculum choices, with all students taking a humanities subject and most entered for the separate science qualifications, a modern foreign language and a creative subject too.

“They now have the widest choice available to them and can enrol on academic courses.”

The City Academy, Hackney is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and KPMG.

Henry Colthurst, Chairman of the Education Board at City of London Corporation, added: “Congratulations to all the students for achieving excellent GCSE results. We are very proud of how hard our students have worked and the results are a testament to the teachers and parents at City Academy, Hackney.

“The corporation is committed to providing access to world-class education and learning opportunities. Good luck to each student for the next chapter in their lives.”

Latest Hackney Stories

15:00

London Lions face a hectic weekend with a league fixture and a cup quarter-final clash against Worcester Wolves.

The O’s legend explained how he got involved in ‘The Greater Game’ and praised the club bringing out the commemorative kit

45 minutes ago

A young man is in seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times in Homerton this morning.

The Argentinian has Spurs on course for the Premier League top four despite contending with choppy waters in recent months

11:57

Our complete guide to panto season in Hackney is here!

11:53

Almost anyone who was alive in the 1990s is sure to remember Gabrielle – the iconic singer-songwriter with a distinctive patch over one eye.

Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult

Yesterday, 18:00

With a month to go until the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup returns to the Lee Valley Velopark in Stratford, the Great Britain squad for the next round in Berlin has been announced.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult

If you are an unpaid carer in Hackney over the age of 25, who would like to get back into work, then Working for Carers can provide the practical assistance and support you need.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists