GCSE results are in!
IslingtonLife visited Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school on results day to find out how some of the students felt about their grades and what they had planned next.
There was plenty of joy and excitement for students of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School yesterday. Not only did they celebrate getting their results with their peers, teachers and family members, but they were also joined by the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Una O’Halloran, the with leader of the council Cllr Richard Watts, and Cllr Joe Caluori, executive member for children, young people and families.
Salewa Bey said: “I’m really happy with my results. Especially my English grade. I’m interested in digital media and hope to do an internship in journalism.”
Fellow student Riduana Ahmed said: “I was pleased because these exams were so stressful. I want to go to City and Islington next year and study politics, economics and maths.”
After speaking to dozens of students and posing for selfies, Mayor of Islington Cllr O’Halloran said: “Today has been fantastic – it was great to see how motivated students here are to grab every opportunity and make the most of their lives, doing their best and setting their aims high.”
Islington’s GCSE students outshone their peers nationally in English language and English literature this year, with more achieving top results than last year.
Some 20.6 per cent of pupils gained a grade 7 or better in English literature – equivalent to A and A* grades under the old system. This is a rise of 2.5 per cent on 2016.
For English language, 15.9 per cent of pupils gained a grade 7 or better, a rise of two per cent.
Congratulations to everyone who received their results!