Secondary school pupils celebrating GCSEs and A-level success across the borough have ramped up Croydon’s performance in exams.
Nationally, the A-level pass rate from A* to E grade rose by 0.1% to 98.1%, while in Croydon 98.2% of 3,340 sixth-formers achieved the same target. This was better than 2014, when the Croydon pass rate was 97.23%.
Croydon schools collectively also got 69% at A* to C grade at A-level, which compares to 63% last year. And while nationally there was a slight decrease in A*/A grades by 0.1%, Croydon’s students improved at this level by more than 1%.
There was a significant improvement in GCSE results announced on Thursday too.
Whilst performance data has still to be validated and is subject to change, figures from Croydon’s schools indicate that 61% of pupils achieved five A* to C GCSEs including English and Mathematics this year compared to 56.3% in 2014, and a 2014 national average of 52.6%.
Councillor Alisa Flemming, the council’s cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said:
“Results like these, and with the council investing in 2,000 new school places and huge regeneration on the horizon, means that we can look forward to even better exam results in future years. There’s no doubt that this borough really is ambitious for education”
Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning