John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets joined students and staff at Morpeth school in Bethnal Green, on results day and congratulated them on their success.
A-level performance in Tower Hamlets has been growing over recent years.
Provisional data from this year’s figures show 80.1 per cent of students receiving at least three A-levels between A* and E, a rise of over 7 per cent from the previous year in 2016.
Mayor Biggs said: “These are fantastic results and the students and staff and who have worked so hard to achieve them deserve the highest praise. The support of parents and teachers is essential in producing such strong results for our borough and I congratulate you all.”
Morpeth School judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in its last inspection by the schools inspection and regulation organisation, Ofsted, has maintained its strong record of achievement with a provisional results analysis showing that 96 per cent of A-level students achieved three or more A*-E grades across all courses, up 14 per cent from last year.
Head teacher, Jemima Reilly said: “These results build on the success of last year’s achievements and are a clear testament to the hard work of staff and students.
“We are all very proud of our students who have risen to the challenges we have set them and we would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them every success in the next stage of their lives.
The percentage of students that have studied 3 A Levels and have achieved 2 A grades and a B grade or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects, has also risen this year to 8.9 per cent.
Cllr Amy Whitelock Gibbs, Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services said: “I am very pleased for all our students who have studied so hard for their A-levels and other sixth form qualifications.
“Students put a lot of work into their studies over an intense two year period and it has really paid off. I know that they would all want me to extend their thanks to their teachers, parents and carers for supporting them so well.”
“I wish all students who collected their results a bright and successful future.”
See news story about GCSE results.
Posted on Thursday 24th August 2017