Newham

Record university offers for Newham's A Level students

19 August 2016 in Education
More than 1200 young people sat A level exams in the borough this summer, an increase of 300 on the previous year.  Results released on 18 August show some great achievements from the borough’s young people.
Newham has overtaken the England average for A level results for the first time ever. Students achieved a borough average of over 54 per cent  A*- B grades compared to the England average of 52.8 per cent.

In addition, more than 79 per cent of the borough’s A level cohort achieved  A*- C grades compared to the England average of 77 per cent, and an overall A*- E pass rate of 98.6 per cent compared to the England average of 98.1 per cent.

Students at London Academy of Excellence achieved 97 per cent A* - C  and  more than 100 students secured their Russell Group university places. 

Whilst over at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre, students achieved  96 per cent  A* to C grades and 82 per cent of their students received offers from Russell Group Universities. Brampton Manor students achieved 93 per cent  A* to C grades.

Some of the highlights from Newham’s schools and colleges:
  • Students at St Angela’s Ursuline School Sixth Form achieved 75 per cent A*-C  grades
  • Chobham Academy students achieved  74 per cent A* - C grades
  • Students at St Bonaventure’s Catholic School Sixth Form achieved 73  per cent A*- C grades
  • NewVic students achieved 62 per cent  A*- C grades
These figures mean that almost 80 per cent of Newham’s A level students achieved A*- C grades.

Over 1300 Year 12 students are also celebrating their AS results, and some of the highlights are:
  • Students at London Academy of Excellence, St Bonaventure’s Catholic School Sixth Form and Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre achieved above the England average for all grades
  • London Academy of Excellence students achieved 68 per cent  A-B grades and 86 per cent A-C grades
  • Students at St Bonaventure’s Catholic School Sixth Form achieved 46 per cent A-B grades
  • 39 per cent of students at NewVic achieved A- C grades, and 46 per cent of students at St Angela’s Ursuline Sixth Form achieved A - C grades.
Councillor Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people services, said: “These are results that our students and teaching staff should be rightly proud of.  Our results are above the England average and highlight how well our learning institutions are supporting our young people to succeed. 

“The fact that so many of our young people have received offers from Russell Group universities means that they can compete with the best in the country. I wish them every success in their future endeavours.”