Students across Tower Hamlets schools achieved great success in their A Level results and the borough as a whole saw improvements across key measures.
85.% of A level students achieved at least 3 A Levels at grades A* to E a 5.9% increase on 2017.
93% of A Level students gained at least 2 A Level grades A*-E (increasing by 3.4% from 2017). And 98.6% of A Level students passed at least one A Level A*-E, an increase of 1.8% on last year.
The average point score per A Level pupil – the measure that universities use to offer students places is 33.5 points was 1.6 points higher than in 2017.
At Langdon Park School in Poplar all sixth form students who wanted to go to university achieved their aim and have been offered places.
Mayor John Biggs met students at the school and said: “The results this year show that the efforts of our young people have really paid off. I’m so impressed with their achievements and I congratulate them all along with the teaching staff.”
Cllr Danny Hassell Cabinet Member for Children Schools and Young people said: “These results are really positive and show improvement on last year. It’s a real achievement and is down to the hard work and commitment of students, teachers and support staff across Tower Hamlets.”
One student at Langdon Park, Manaul Hoque is going to take a foundation course in mathematics at Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford on their foundation year programme that takes just 12 students.
Manaul said: “I’m really excited to be going to Oxford next year – I had never heard of this foundation year programme before and it just seemed like the perfect way for me to find my feet and prepare myself before I (hopefully) begin my undergraduate degree there.
Shah Ahmed achieved the top A Level results ever for the school, achieving two A and one A* grades and will study mathematics at Kings College, University of London.
Sayka Islam started A Levels at Langdon Park, then changed to a BTEC qualification in sport where she scored a triple distinction. Now she has secured a place at UCL to read for a BA in Education Studies.
Sayka said: “At first I wasn’t hoping to go university but I’ve managed to go beyond what I thought I could do. I got accepted at UCL. I’m surprised and shocked but it just shows that someone like me who aspires to go university can make it and so can you! I’m really excited”.