Petchey Academy boys buck national trend by outperforming girls in GCSEs

PUBLISHED: 10:54 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:54 24 August 2018

Petchey Academy GCSE results day 2018. Photo by Petchey Academy

Petchey Academy GCSE results day 2018. Photo by Petchey Academy


Petchey Academy boys bucked a national trend by outperforming the girls in their GCSE results in most areas, the school has announced.

Deputy mayor of Hackney Antoinette Bramble joins Petchey Academy GCSE results day 2018. Photo by Petchey AcademyDeputy mayor of Hackney Antoinette Bramble joins Petchey Academy GCSE results day 2018. Photo by Petchey Academy

A total of 44 grades 8 and 9 were awarded across English and maths, with 12 students achieving grade 9 in both. Seven students achieved 10 or more GCSEs at the top grades 9-7, while 10per cent of the year group achieved seven or more GCSEs at grades 9-7.

A school spokesperson said: “We’re extremely pleased with our results this year as our students have not only outperformed the national average in terms of the number of students achieving 4 or more GCSEs at grades 4 and above, but we have also exceeded last year’s results in almost all areas too.

“The changes to the GCSEs have made it a challenging year for students and teaching staff alike which makes our success even more pleasing.

“In a reversal to previous years, and the national trend, our boys have performed slightly better than the girls in almost all subjects which we’re extremely proud of. It’s also brilliant to see all three sciences performing so well, and more than a fifth of students achieving grade 7 or above in maths.”

Latest Hackney Stories

Yesterday, 17:30

The Three Lions record goalscorer would like to see someone like Spurs forward Harry Kane receive the same treatment in the future

Yesterday, 17:00

Behind closed doors friendly: Leyton Orient 1 Bristol City 2

Yesterday, 16:00

The latest news from the Hackney Super5League

Yesterday, 18:43

Three men were gunned down in what police feared could be a copycat shooting, inspired by a brutal gang warfare film which MPs had tried to ban. 
They feared the movie Colors - about teenage gangs in Los Angeles - might have sparked off a wave of copycat violence in Hackney. 
In the movie gangs “cruise” the streets in cars, taking pot shots at rivals. 
John Lionel was almost blinded in one eye when he was blasted with a shotgun outside Trends nightclub in Amhurst Road, Stoke Newington, where he was talking to his friends Stephen Regan and Lorne Williams.

Yesterday, 18:00

Optician director Jayesh Maru has seen his way to the ancient mountain-top Inca capital of Machu Picchu and has found his way back to east London.

Yesterday, 13:30

After losing 4-1 at Manchester United Women on November 4, Karen Hills’ team will look to bounce back this weekend

Yesterday, 13:00

Veteran manager signs up for stint on reality TV show

Yesterday, 12:42

Phil Glanville will be put under the spotlight at Hackney Mayor’s Question Time later this month.


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


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