Search

A-level results: Students in Camden and Barnet defy national decline in grades

12:18 15 August 2014

Highgate School pupil Thomas Stephens celebrates on A-level results day. Picture: Polly Hancock

Highgate School pupil Thomas Stephens celebrates on A-level results day. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Schools across Camden and Barnet have celebrated a trend-bucking set of A-level results this year, defying a national decline in grades.

Thousands of teenagers made the nerve-wracking journey to school yesterday to pick up their results, but there were plenty of happy faces at all three of the borough’s schools.

A-level grades in Camden have exceeded national averages, with many schools in the borough reporting a record-breaking year.

Camden School for Girls, Camden Town, is celebrating some of its best ever A-level results after half of its sixth-formers scored A* or A grades.

At University College School in Hampstead, 93 per cent of students achieved A* to B grades.

Its rival Highgate School, just over the border in Haringey, has also seen a rise in the number of A* and A grades this year, with a staggering 73.8 per cent getting the top marks.

Nationally, A* and A grades have fallen by 0.3 per cent while the overall pass rate is down by 0.1 per cent.

In Camden, nearly 79 per cent achieved A* to C grades, compared against the national average of 76.5 per cent.

The proportion of A* to B grades was also slightly higher than the national average, with 52.4 per cent scooping the top grades compared with 52.2 per cent nationally.

The borough’s pass rate stands at 98.3 per cent, while nationally 98 per cent got A* to E grades.

Cllr Angela Mason, Camden Council’s cabinet member for children has praised the hard work of teachers and support of parents across Camden.

She said: “Despite a shifting national landscape, Camden’s results remain strong with our students and sixth forms performing above the national average in many instances.

“There are good news stories right across Camden, and many of our students have performed incredibly well.

“It is testimony, again, to the quality and hard work of our teachers and the support of parents in our Camden schools.”

Meanwhile in Barnet, pupils achieved a higher number of A*s and As than in the rest of the country at the nine out of 16 comprehensives which have released their results.

At Henrietta Barnett School, Hampstead Garden Suburb, 80 per cent of pupils gained an A* or A grade - a jump of three per cent since last year.

However, King Alfred School in Golders Green has seen a nine per cent drop in A* to C grades since last year, from 74 per cent to 65 per cent.

Barnet’s education chief Cllr Reuben Thompstone, said he is “proud” of what Barnet schools can offer people living in the borough.

The chairman of the children, education, libraries and safeguarding Committee, added: “I am delighted to see that once again Barnet pupils are delivering excellent A-level results.

“We know that our high quality schools are one of the many reasons why people choose to live in Barnet and these results prove once again that we are right to be proud of our educational offer.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

10:38
The handgun was found  in Eton Avenue, Belsize Park

Police are investigating after a handgun was found dumped in Eton Avenue in Belsize Park near several primary schools.

10:29
Muswell Hill library could be moved

Controversial plans to move Muswell Hill library out of its current site have been put in front of the public.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
The Hall school  triathlon team

A team of 40 mothers and staff from The Hall School, in Hampstead, are running the Blenheim Triathlon on June 4 to raise money for a Swiss Cottage youth project.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Police at the scene or the murder in Camden Town   Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s died after being stabbed on Camden High Street in the early hours this morning.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Chris Roche wants Muswell Hill Library to stay put. Photo: Polly Hancock

A renowned architect fears the historic library will be moved to the site of the former Green Man pub, rather than adapted for greater disability access

Friday, May 27, 2016
Nurul Islam celebrates at his Belsize Park kiosk with customers and Ham&High reporter Emily Banks, right.       Picture: Polly Hancock

The vendor who runs the Belsize Park newspaper kiosk today thanked his customers for pressuring Camden Council into doing a u-turn over the rent hike which threatened his business.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Gabriella with mum Nazanin on her first birthday

A distraught father whose daughter faces her second birthday detained in Iran without her parents has urged children around the world to send her a birthday card.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Victor in Delhi

A ‘smart and popular’ 22-year-old who died in a motorbike crash has been remembered at his former school.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are no rules when it comes to buying studio pottery beyond choosing what you love

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe