Friday, August 21, 2015

Anxious frowns turned to smiles for thousands of teenagers who picked up their exam results last week after schools across Camden and Barnet smashed the national average for “good” GCSE grades.

Twins Tayyibah and Tamanna Rashid with their father Harun-ur at Haverstock School. Picture: Polly Hancock.

The headteacher of Haverstock School has described this year’s GCSE results as “confusing” after a slump in performance from last year.

Rachael Allen, Camden School for Girls head girl celebrates her GCSE results

A record number of girls at a state school in Camden have celebrated being awarded all A*s or As in their GCSEs.

From left to right: Katie Baxter, Bryony Gretton and Alex Smith. Picture: Polly Hancock.

North Bridge House celebrated a surge in A* GCSEs this year.

Haverstock School student Joyce Chukwuma jumps for joy after finding out that she achieved  two As, three Bs, and three Cs. Picture: Camden Council

Thousands of teenagers across Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster are picking up their GCSE results today.

The record number of pupils from UCS who are going on to study in the USA

A record number of A-level students at a top private school have shunned UK universities to instead study in the United States.

Kate Overall

A Camden student who was sectioned while studying for her A-levels after attempting suicide has achieved two A*s and two As having returned to school following a year in hospital.

Hampstead School A-level student Orson Auvermann, 20. Picture: Polly Hancock

A 20-year-old student who went back to school for two extra years to re-take his A-levels has finally achieved the grades he needs for his dream university course.

La Swap pupil Matthew Walker aged 16 who scored an A in his mathematics A-level despite only being in Year 11. Pictured with William Ellis School headteacher Sam White. Picture: Polly Hancock

A schoolboy has scored a top grade at A-level – despite taking the exam two years early.

La Swap student Ilhan Said, 18, who scored A*, A, A in her A-levels and is heading to Imperial College to study medicine. Picture: Polly Hancock

A teenager who studied in Kenya for most of her school years has secured a place at a UK university to study medicine.

LaSWAP pupil Lily Baldwin, 18, who scored A*, A, A in her A-levels and is heading to Cambridge University to study HSPS pictured with Parliament Hill School Headteacher Sue Higgins. Picture: Polly Hancock

A pupil who conquered dyslexia to score top grades has won a place at the University of Cambridge.

La Swap pupil Harriet Mackinney, 18, who will be studying primary education at Leeds Trinity after collecting her A-level results. Picture: Polly Hancock

A teenager who took her exams in a back brace after undergoing spinal surgery to prevent her eventual paralysis is off to university.

Mayor of Camden Cllr Larraine Revah meets children taking part in the performing arts class at STEM summer school at Haverstock School. Picture: Polly Hancock

A school has hosted ten summer courses to help youngsters make the move from primary to secondary school.

A'level results at Henrietta Barnett School

It was a day of celebration at schools in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster yesterday after many reported a rise in the number of top A-level grades – defying a slight national decline.

UCS pupils receive their A-level results. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Camden’s teenagers have been lauded for this year’s set of A-level results, with grades in line with national standards.

Michelle Collins and daughter Maia celebrate her A Level results

Michelle Collins has told how daughter Maia overcame major surgery and the tragic death of her father to achieve three A grades at A level

Students are picking their results up today

Students from across Camden, Barnet and Haringey are picking up their A-level results today.

Brenda Smith and Tensaye Mehdaoua have spoken out about the controversial merger of Torriano Infants School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Two Camden teachers have claimed the council deliberately allowed an infant school to deteriorate so it could push through a controversial merger with the junior school next door.

Students from around the borough will be nervously collecting their A-level results on Thursday.

The wait is finally over for thousands of nervous teenagers across Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster who pick up their A-level results today.

Elsie Schroeder, Lucas Grossart, Zain Broachi, Alexander Satory and Katherine Treacy perform at a drama summer school. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Children dressed up as their favourite characters from the popular Disney film Frozen at a summer holiday drama course.

The University of Westminster's main campus in Marylebone. Picture: Polly Hancock

A new report has warned that a “culture conducive” to non-violent extremism has emerged at the former university of Isis killer Mohammed Emwazi - as it tops a list of “worst offenders” for hosting radical preachers.

Headteacher Christine Witham leaves Rhodes Avenue Primary School after 18 years. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A retiring headteacher who has taught thousands of children in her 18 years at the helm of a primary school has been given a jubilant week-long send-off by parents and pupils.

Pupils, parents, ex-pupils and local residents protest about the proposed merger of Torriano Infants and Junior Schools. Picture: Polly Hancock

Teachers who oppose the proposed merger of two schools have been threatened with disciplinary action, it has been claimed.

Fairies Fay Ballard (left) and Willow Nash with children, from left, Lauren, 7, Victoria, 4, Arwen, 7, Rachel, 6, and Conor, 7. Picture: Dieter Perry.

A primary school has hosted a mini-music festival to celebrate the end of term.

Outgoing headteacher Mick Quigly in front of Archer Academy's new campus due to open in September

A free school which opened two years ago to plug a shortage of school places has been rated “good” in its first Ofsted inspection.

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