Best ever GCSE results for Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets recorded its best ever GCSE result yesterday with 62 per cent of pupils achieving at least five A* to C passes including English and Maths.

The figure was almost ten per cent up on last year.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman said the boroughs 16-year-olds had “done us proud” by finally narrowing the gap between the East End and high achieving boroughs across the country.

Furthermore, more than 80 per cent of pupils achieved A* to C grades in any subject and this was seven per cent up on last year and almost double the equivalent in 2002.

Mr Rahman visited Bow School of Maths and Computing, where he was himself a pupil, and Central Foundation School for Girls during yesterday morning’s results.

He said: “Once again, pupils across Tower Hamlets have really done us proud by achieving excellent results and showing the rest of the country that we’re catching up with, and in some cases overtaking, national averages across the board.

“Tower Hamlets has come so far in terms of attainment in recent years and a big part of that is down to the hard work of our pupils.”

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The results are provisional and will be confirmed by the Department for Education in October.