Students at City of London Academies Trust schools are celebrating GCSE results day with some bumper grades.
After a disrupted academic year in which students had to attend virtual and in-person classes, teens have at last collected their final grades.
The City of London Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington, and Southwark.
At City of London Academy Highbury Grove, students achieved a 65 percent pass rate at grade 4 and above in English and Maths, and 47 percent at grade 5 and above.
Over at City of London Academy Highgate Hill teens were all smiles, with teachers reporting a 99 percent overall pass rate. The proportion of students achieving the standard pass in English and Maths also increased by seven percent.
Meanwhile, those who completed their exams at City of London Academy Southwark notched a 78 percent pass rate in English and Maths at grade 4 and above, and 56 percent pass rate at grade 5 and higher.
There was exceptional performance in a number of departments. In English, 42 percent achieved grade 7 or above; in Economics 67 percent bagged grade 7 or higher; and in Sociology 47 percent scored a grade 7 or above.
And at City of London Academy Islington, school bosses reported an 83 percent pass rate at grade 4 and above, and 61 percent at 5 and above in English. For Maths, the respective figures were 68 percent and 44 percent.
Chair of the City of London Academies Trust Board, Tijs Broeke, said: “The students should be delighted with their GCSE results, not just because their hard work and determination has been reflected in their grades, but also for coping with the huge challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.
“My colleagues and I at the City of London Academies Trust Board send our warmest wishes and congratulations to the students, and our immense gratitude to the dedicated teaching staff.”