Bethnal Green Academy’s first-ever A-levels notch up 99pc pass-rate

First-ever A-levels at Bethnal Green Academy gets almost 99pc pass rate

First-ever A-levels at Bethnal Green Academy gets almost 99pc pass rate - Credit: Archant

The first-ever A-level exams taken by pupils at Bethnal Green Academy in London’s East End has turned up a pass-rate of almost 99 per cent.

Pupils arrived early this-morning at the school to get their results, a 98.4pc pass-rate for grades A to E. Eleven out of the 12 subjects being taken achieved pass rates.

“The students worked incredibly hard,” Head of sixform Karen McEwan said.

“I haven’t worked with quite such commited students. The progress of some of them from GCSE to A-level is outstanding.”

Many youngsters are still on the UCAS system waiting to find out if they’ve been accepted by the university of their choice.

This is the first year Bethnal Green Academy’s new sixth form has sat A-levels since the former technical college was rerstructured after failing exam results and became an academy five years ago.

The academy’s Principal, Mark Keary, said: “I have seen quite a few changes since I became Principal.

“The school today is very different from the one I first walked into in 2007. Back then it was a school with poor standards and an even poorer reputation.”

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