Tower Hamlets pupils celebrate GCSE success

GCSE results day at Swanlea Secondary School in Whitechapel, attended by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets

GCSE results day at Swanlea Secondary School in Whitechapel, attended by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: Rehan Jamil

Pupils across Tower Hamlets are celebrating their GCSE results under the new 1-9 grading system.

82 per cent of pupils achieved grades 9-4 in English, with 70pc achieving 9-4 grades in maths, the equivalent of the old A-C grades.

Maud McLaughlin achieved eight Grade 9 GCSEs and two A* grades, one of 732 pupils in the UK who achieved straight grades 9s.

Mayor John Biggs visited Swanlea school in Whitechapel where 73pc achieved maths and English grades 9 to 4.

Mr Biggs said: “I’m so pleased for the students who received their GCSE grades to see their hard work pay off. It’s always an adjustment to work to a new system, the results across the borough are very pleasing.”


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Cllr Danny Hassell, cabinet member for children, schools and young people, said: “I’m very pleased that the hard work and commitment of students, teachers and support staff has paid off with this set of results.”

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