Maium Talukdar, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Lifelong Learning with Preston, his mum Charlotte, grandma Michelle, and fellow student Arifa
Tower Hamlets pupils achieved great success in their GCSEs this year, early indications from those collecting their results across the borough show.
At 51.3, Tower Hamlets’ average score was 1.5 points above the 2019 average score of 49.8. Hence, results have improved despite the pandemic.
85 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4 in English (equivalent to the old A* to C grades), a slight improvement of one per cent compared to 2019.
In maths, 77 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4, up three per cent on the comparable figure in 2019.
Lutfur Rahman, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Huge congratulations to all GSCE students across Tower Hamlets, who have worked incredibly hard. I’m so pleased that their determination and desire to learn has paid off. Thank you to all the education staff who have supported students throughout these challenging times to achieve such impressive results.”
Maium Talukdar, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Lifelong Learning, joined students at George Green’s School on results day to congratulate them on their successes.
Deputy Mayor Talukdar said: “Well done to everyone who has received their GCSE results today. We are proud of all our young people. Whether they choose to continue their education or pursue training or employment, we are committed to developing young people and will support them to reach their potential.”
High achievers from George Green’s School:
Yasmin Guerroumi who achieved grade 7 in four subjects, grade 6 in four subjects and a grade 5, said: “I did way better than I thought I would. I’m shocked.” The student, who wants to become a lawyer, will go on to study English literature, history, and economics for A levels.
“I worked hard and made sure I got plenty of sleep,” said Riley Caink, who achieved grade 9’s in all his subjects, except for French in which he achieved a grade 8. “My teachers are incredible. I will enrol here for sixth form to take maths, physics, computing, and further maths A Levels. I hope to go on to do an apprenticeship in computing.”
Preston Lakey said he was incredibly happy to have achieved the grades he needs for a football scholarship with national league club Borehamwood FC.
His mum Charlotte and grandmother Michelle, who works at George Green’s said they are “massively proud of him.”
Yusuf Ilyas who achieved grade 9 in four subjects, two grade 8s, two grade 7s and grade 6 in two subjects, said: “I’m happy. A lot of paths are opening for me, and I plan to study maths, English, psychology, and sociology at A Level.”
Faria Rashid who gained an 8, three 7s and five 6s said she is happy with her results and plans to pursue A Levels in English, literature, history sociology and Italian and hopes to study law in the future.
Arifa Begum who achieved two grade 8s, five 7s, three 6s and a 5 said: “I am happy with my results. I hope to go to sixth form to study maths, biology and psychology A Levels.”
Supporting students with their next steps
Careers Young Workpath, a council service, provides careers information, advice, and guidance about the next steps available to all young people, no matter their results.
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 Thursday 24th August 2023