80% of the A level students at Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form in Hackney have achieved top grades – A*, A, B or C – in their exams this year. The A*, A, B percentage is 55% and the A*-A percentage is our highest ever at 25%.

The overall A level pass rate for SNS students is 99%.

The students taking BTEC Sport Level 3 have also obtained 80% Distinction or Distinction* rate.

We are really pleased that our comprehensive and inclusive intake have achieved an overall 99% A*-E pass rate. We fully expect to be rated “outstanding” for the progress our sixth form students make.

Students achieved A and A * grades at A and AS level in a range of subjects including Art (10A* grades), Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, Classics, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Film Studies, Further Maths, Geography, History, Maths, Media, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Textiles and Turkish. The results in Art are nationally notable with ten students getting A* grades and five getting A grades.

Students from our community school have gained places at a range of universities over the past three years including six to Oxford or Cambridge, four to Imperial College and a number to medical school and prestigious Art schools. This year students are choosing to read a range of subjects from Art through Mathematics to Veterinary Science, Astrophysics and Filmmaking.

Some of our individual successes, with their chosen destinations, include:

Malaika Green-Okoloba, with A*’s in Citizenship and Psychology, and an A in Sociology, going to study Psychology at Sussex University

Bella Branch with A*’s in Politics and Psychology, and an A in English Literature, going to study Psychology at Bristol University

Cerys Glynn Ramsden with A*’s in History and Psychology, and an A in Media Studies

Stan Fay with A’s in Product Design, Mathematics and Physics, going to study Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University

Natasha Peake with A* in Mathematics and A’s in Chemistry and Physics, going to study Physics at St Andrews University

Bede Geogeghan Hart with A*’s in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics, going to study Natural Sciences at University of Cambridge

Lola Jones with A* in English Literature, and A’s in Music and Drama, going to study Acting at University of Essex

Jaya Rathbone with A’s in Biology, History and Mathematics, aiming to study History and Politics at University of Cambridge

William Smith with A’s in Computer Studies, Film Studies and Mathematics, going to read Computer Science at University of Manchester

Ellen Morris with A* in Biology and A’s in Chemistry and Mathematics, going to read Natural Sciences at Leeds

Ruby Brooker with A*’s in Biology and Chemistry and A in Mathematics, going to study Veterinary Science at Nottingham University

Josie Quarmby-Tindale with A*’s in Biology and Mathematics, and A in Classics, going to study Architecture at University of Sheffield

Luke Croft Beringer with A* in Economics, and A in Biology and Chemistry, going to study Chemistry at Manchester University

Poppy Tollemache with A* in Art and History, and A in English Literature, going to read English Language and Literature at University of Oxford

Nolia Lumley with A* in Art and A’s in Biology and Chemistry, going to read Pharmacology at University of Bristol

Joe Tarnoky with A*’s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, going to read Physics with Astrophysics at University of Manchester

Daniyar Ghani with A*’s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, going to study Mathematics at Imperial College

Daniel Conde Herman with A* in Maths and Further Maths, and A in Physics, going to study Mathematics at Bristol University

Other courses being taken up by our students at University include: Marine Biology, Criminology, Animation and Visual Effects, Mechanical Engineering, Games Design, Film and Screen studies, Human Geography, Child Psychology, Audiotechnology and Sports Science. We also have a number of students taking up apprenticeships. We are delighted that the careful personalised attention the school gives to each student has resulted in them moving forward with exciting next steps which are well tailored for them as individuals.

Our sixth form is heavily oversubscribed in many subjects for the new academic year in September.

Headteacher Annie Gammon said: “We are delighted to see these brilliant achievements from all our sixth form students in both A level and vocational courses. They, and their teachers, have worked hard and deserve this success.

“We have more and more students wanting to join our sixth form, with applicants from across Hackney and other London boroughs. I’m proud that all our students have got great results: our intake make excellent progress whatever their starting point. We make a point of providing excellent teaching and tailored support for all our students.”

Crispin Truman, Chair of Governors, added that “It’s great to see these continued excellent A2 results from Stoke Newington students. Governors, parents, teachers and of course the students themselves can be proud that our community Sixth Form is achieving at the very highest levels of secondary schools nationally. “