‘Smiling faces’ at Stoke Newington School for A-level results 2015

Ahmed Euba, overjoyed to get his results

Ahmed Euba, overjoyed to get his results - Credit: Archant

Today’s results have marked a bumper year for at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form, where pupil’s progress has been outstanding, compared with national figures.

Here, 80 per cent of the A-level students in Hackney have achieved top grades – A*, A, B or C – in their exams, and the A*, A, B percentage is 52 per cent.

The overall A-level pass rate is 99 per cent.

Headteacher Annie Gammon said: “There are lots of happy students with smiling faces, there’s the odd upset one, but pupils and their teachers have worked hard and deserve this success.

“Last year we know the results were outstanding overall compared to national figures for value added, which compares marks with the grades the students come in with. I think we have exceeded the progress for year 12 and year 13.

“We are proud to have a comprehensive entry so we are really pleased with the progress all the students have made.”

Particular successes include James Tarrant who gained A*s in maths and further maths, physics and chemistry; B in history which has secured him a place at the University of Cambridge to read mathematics.

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Meanwhile Charles Couve achieved an A* in Geography and As in psychology and biology, securing him a place at University College London to read anthropology.

Freya Shaw gained an A* in English Literature, A in Biology and Psychology and is going to Birmingham to read psychology.