Swanlea Secondary in Whitechapel gets 62pc top grades in GCSE results
PUBLISHED: 17:12 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:12 22 August 2013
More than six-out-of-10 pupils at Swanlea Secondary in London's East End made it to top grades, one of the school's best years ever.
It reached 62 per cent getting five A* to C grades, including English and Maths, while 77 per cent gained five A* to C grades overall.
The school in Whitechapel has seen a five per cent improvement on last year’s GCSE results, adding to its latest Ofsted inspection last month when it was judged “outstanding”.
Headteacher Brenda Landers said: “This is a testament to the commitment Swanlea has from our whole community of students, parents, staff and governors.”
It was the school’s second-best year, after the 65 per cent top grades of 2011.
One pupil this year, Azwad Rahman, got five A*s, four As, a B and an A in his AS level Maths paper.
“I am very relieved,” he admitted. “I couldn’t have managed it without the support of teachers and my family.”
Flora McLaughlin’s 11 GCSEs included four A*s, six As and a B. “All that hard work was worth it,” she said.