Haringey and Camden’s independent schools top the GCSE league tables

Secondary school league tables were released today revealing the best and worst performing schools in last summer’s GCSE exams across Camden, Barnet and Haringey.

Top independent secondary, South Hampstead High School, in Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, is Camden's joint top performing secondary at GCSE level, with 100 per cent of pupils achieving five A* to C grades or equivalent, including maths and English.

It marks a one per cent improvement on the school's 2011 GCSE results, which also left it at the top of the borough's league of GCSE performers.

Sharing the top spot in Camden is University College School, in Frognal, Hampstead, which improved by three per cent last year with 100 per cent of GCSE pupils also achieving five A* to C grades.

At the bottom of the pile is Haverstock School, in Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, which dropped two per cent from results in 2011 with 48 per cent of GCSE pupils achieving five A* to C grades last year.


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In Haringey, Highgate School, another independent secondary, repeated its 2011 efforts by topping the borough's list of secondary schools.

As in 2011, every single GCSE pupil at the school, in North Road, Highgate, managed five A* to C grades or equivalent, including maths and English, last year.

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The same goes for Channing School, in The Bank, Highgate, which shares the borough's top spot for the second year running.

Henrietta Barnett School, in Central Square, Hamsptead Garden Suburb, was Barnet's top performing secondary school in last year's GCSEs, alongside Queen Elizabeth's School in Hertfordshire and St Michael's Catholic Grammar School in North Finchley.

Every pupil at all three schools achieved five A* to C grades or equivalent, including maths and English, in last year's GCSE exams.

The figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) today also reveal each school's A-level points per pupil and the percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate.

This year, the DfE has also introduced new figures on the percentage of A-level students at each school achieving three A-levels at AAB grade or higher.

For this year's full GCSE and A-level league table results in Barnet, Camden and Haringey, see next Thursday's Ham&High.

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