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Class of 2022 achieve GCSE success across the borough

St Paul's Way Trust School GCSES 2022

Councillor Iqbal Hossain, Cabinet Member for Culture and Recreation, and Councillor Abdul Wahid, Ward Councillor for Stepney Green, joined students at St Paul’s Way Trust School on results day to congratulate them on their successes.

Tower Hamlets pupils have achieved great success in their GCSEs this year. This year, examinations returned to normality, after being disrupted by the pandemic for the past two years. 

This is the first year since 2019 that students have been assessed through examinations using a similar process as in 2019. Last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students were assessed in a different way with different grade boundaries, so grade comparisons to last year do not compare like to like.  

87 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4 in English (equivalent to the old A* to C grades), an improvement of two per cent compared to 2019. In maths, 79 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4, up four per cent on the comparable figure in 2019. 

Councillor Iqbal Hossain, Cabinet Member for Culture and Recreation, and Councillor Abdul Wahid, Ward Councillor for Stepney Green, joined students at St Paul’s Way Trust School on results day to congratulate them on their successes.  

Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Well done to all the students who collected their GCSE results. The young people in our borough have shown tenacity throughout the pandemic and I’m so pleased that their hard work has paid off. Thank you to all the education staff who have supported students throughout these challenging times to achieve such fantastic results.”

Councillor Maium Talukdar, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Lifelong Learning, said: “Congratulations to everyone who has received GCSE results today. This is an exciting time for young people as they choose to continue their education or enter the world of work. We remain committed to developing young people and will support them to reach their goals through our education and lifelong learning pledges.” 

High achievers from St Paul’s Way Trust School 

Rinesa Shala 

“For a long time, I was scared about getting my results. Today, I’m really happy. I got grade 9 in eight subjects including biology which is my favourite subject. I hope to go on to A Levels and pursue a career in psychology.” 

Nancy Poyntz 

“I did pretty well. I received a mix of grades 9 and 8. I’m so pleased. I’m going to study literature, geography and philosophy at A Level.” 

Dimitrije Cato 

“I did really well. I’m over the moon and proud of myself.  I achieved seven 9s, an 8 and a 7. I’m going to study French, history, maths and Latin at A level and I aim to go on to Oxbridge. I’ve enjoyed being at the school. There’s a good work ethic here.” 

Jack Eccles-Smith 

“Although I slowed down a bit during the pandemic, I worked hard, caught up, and have achieved grade 9s in nine subjects including science, which is my favourite subject. My teachers have been really supportive, especially Mr Hoyle my music teacher.  I’m going to buy loads of sweets to celebrate.” 

Sakariya Mohamed 

“My results are better than I expected. I will now go on to study chemistry, biology and psychology at A Level. I’m off home now to tell my mum the good news and to celebrate.” 

Yaqub Miah 

“I did very well. I got 9s in six subjects and an 8 in science. I’ll study for my A Levels either here at St Pauls’ Way Trust, or at Stepney All Saints. I received lots of support from my teachers who have helped me become more confident. I even learnt a lot during the pandemic. The teachers made learning online easy for me.” 

Supporting students with their next steps 

Careers Young Workpath, a council service, provides careers information, advice and guidance about the next steps available to young people, no matter the results they have got in their A-levels or GCSEs. 

For young people who received their results but are not sure what to do next, the service offers careers interviews in person, over the phone or via video.   

Find out more at: Young WorkPath

 

Posted on Saturday 27th August 2022