Hackney GCSE results - live updates

Nerves were running high in Hackney this morning as hundreds of young people prepared to find out their GCSE results.

The Gazette team was out and about speaking to students at various schools, and we’ll be updating our website with the latest information as the results roll in.

Early indications show 62 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A* to C grades, including English and maths, at the Petchey Academy. These are the first ever GCSE results for the academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston.

Clapton Girls’ Technology College, in Laura Place, is still collating its final statistics, but is able to reveal that 57 per cent of its students can boast five A* to C grades including English and maths.

Over at Our Lady’s Convent High School, in Amhurst Park, 91 per cent of students achieved five or more top grades - although this does not include English and maths.

Vivien Hoang, who was thrilled to achieve eight A*s and four As, said: “I’m really relieved. We’ve all been waiting in suspense for three months.

“This makes me feel more confident to begin sixth form. I’ll be studying chemistry, biology, mandarin Chinese and maths.”

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Headteacher Jane Gray said: “I would like to congratulate our year 11 students on their success and thank all our staff for their hard work in helping the students achieve their goals.”

Stoke Newington School saw 60 per cent of students achieving at least 5 GCSEs at A* - C grade including English and maths, a significant increase of 11% on last year (49%).

Head teacher Annie Gammon said: “This year’s results are a real step forward for us as our students’ progress and achievements show significant improvement . Congratulations to all involved.”

Results are Skinners’ Academy in Woodberry Down showed 48 per cent of students got the benchmark five A*- Cs with Maths and English .

Chaya Khanna, the school’s highest achieving Year 11 student this year with eight A*s and five As, said: “I’m really, really, really pleased with what I’ve achieved – despite the challenge of my long commute among other things, it’s all been worth it. When you are determined, you can achieve, no matter what happens. I achieved my aim.”

At Hackney Free and Parochial Secondary School, 45 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and Maths - a new record for the school.

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