May 22 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Friday, August 24, 2012
Haringey pupils have brought in the borough’s best GCSE results yet, appearing to buck the national trend.
% pupils with 5+ A*-C grades (inc English and maths)
Alexandra Park = 72 (+3)
Fortismere = 75 (-4)
Gladesmore Community = 60 (+6)
Greig City Academy = 44 (+7)
Highgate Wood = 72 (+4)
Hornsey School for Girls = 60 (+2)
John Loughborough = 35 (+6)
Northumberland Park = 42 (+3)
Park View = 57 (+4)
St Thomas More RC = 76 (+22)
Woodside High = 58 (-)
Haringey = 60
England = tbc
2012 results provisional
% change based on 2011 results
This year’s results saw 60 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades including maths and English - a 14.3pc rise in just four years.
Overall, 78pc of pupils got five or more A*-C grades in any subject, a 10pc improvement on four years ago.
Cllr Anne Waters, cabinet member for children, said it was another “fantastic” result for the borough’s schools, adding she was incredibly proud of all the students, teachers and staff.
“For the tenth year running our young people have built on the success of the previous years and have achieved qualifications and skills to go onto the next exciting stage of their lives,” she said.
“The commitment to learning and the recognition of the opportunities that become available as a result of studying hard is genuinely staggering.”
For the first time, St Thomas More RC school topped the table with 76pc of pupils achieving the higher benchmark, beating Muswell Hill’s Fortismere students into second place by 1pc.
A clearly delighted Martin Tissot, who has been headteacher of the school in Glendale Avenue, Wood Green, for just two years, said: “I would be very surprised if there was anyone who is much more improved than us.”
Alexandra Park and Highgate Wood schools were joint-third with 72pc, both breaking the 70pc barrier for the first time.
But not all schools did as well, with two coming in below 50pc. Tottenham’s Northumberland Park school only achieved 42pc A*-C grades, including maths and English, a very slight improvement on the last two years’ results of 40pc and 39pc.
At the bottom of the table was John Loughborough school, where only 35pc of students cleared the higher benchmark. While it was a 6pc improvement on last year, the school’s overall results for five or more A*-C grades in any subject plummeted by a huge 27pc to just 41pc.