Students at City schools celebrate A-level results day 


Students at City of London-backed schools across the capital are toasting their A-level results.

The City of London Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington, and Southwark.

And following months of virtual and in-person classes during the COVID pandemic, students can look forward to the remainder of summer with the biggest day of their young academic lives now behind them.

Teens at City of London Academy Islington achieved a 72% pass rate in grades A* to B, with an overall pass rate across all grades of 100%.

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Over at The City Academy Hackney, students achieved a 66% pass rate in grades A* to B, with 47% getting all A* to B grades. Thirteen per cent scored themselves A* to A in all of their subjects.

At City of London Academy Southwark, youngsters notched a 39% pass rate in grades A* to A; 69% pass rate in grades A* to B; and 91% in grades A* to C. At BTEC, teens achieved an 83% pass rate at DDD and above.

Meanwhile, Highbury Grove students achieved a 98% pass rate in grades A* to E, with 55% ranging from A* to B.

Chair of the City of London Academies Trust Board, Tijs Broeke, said: “Whether they are now applying for a place at university or seeking employment in London or further afield, 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.”

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Lead image by Harry Brayne