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 54%.

The overall A level pass rate for SNS students is 99.5%. We fully expect to be rated “outstanding” for the progress our sixth form students make.

The AS results for sixth form students are also up significantly, despite the changes introduced across the country in these examinations. A very high 44% of students’ grades at AS are A or A*. In addition the pass rate for the school at AS has increased by 9%. All the proportions are well above national averages.

Students achieved A and A* grades at A and AS level in a range of subjects including Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Film Studies, Further Maths, History, Maths, Media, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Studies, Textiles and Turkish.

Students from our community school have gained places at a range of universities over the past three years including six to Oxford or Cambridge, three 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 Medicine and Games Design.

We are really pleased that our comprehensive and inclusive intake have also achieved an overall 99.5% A*-E pass rate and BTEC 100%.

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

William Dorling A*A*A*A – Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry: Mathematics at Imperial College

Joseph Simmons – A*A*A* - Physics, Chemistry, Maths: Physics with Astrophysics at Manchester University

Mariah Joseph – D*D*D* BTEC Sport Extended Diploma: Sport & Exercise Science at Kent University

Onur Merakli – A*A*A – Maths, Further Maths, Economics: Mathematical Sciences at Bath University

Millie Croft – A*A*A – Maths, Further Maths, Physics: Physics at Manchester University

Chloe Starr – A*AA – Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Biomedical Sciences at Durham University

Emily Verlander – A*AA – Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematics at Bristol University

Tadeka Thylmann-Foster – A*AA – Photography, Psychology, Art: Psychology at Manchester University

Numan Baydemir – AAB – Maths, Chemistry, Biology: Medicine at Queen Mary University

Alex Peake – A*A*C – Art, Photography, Music: Art foundation at Camberwell School of Art

Vanya Chulkov – AAB – Spanish, Photography, Psychology: Anthropology at Sussex University

Alexander Machin-Paley – AAB - History, English Literature and PE: Politics and International Relations at Bath University

Emmanuel West-Skerritt – AAC in English Literature, Sociology and Business: English and Sociology at Newcastle University

Abdurrahman Jakda – ABB – Politics, Maths, Economics: Economics at Sheffield University

Abdul Hassan – ABB - Economics, Biology, Geography: KPMG 360 Apprenticeship programme

Laila Gourrami – BBB – Sociology, Psychology, Citizenship: Criminology with Law at London Southbank University

Marni Yorke – BBC – Citizenship, Film, Sociology: Criminology and Sociology at Bournemouth University

Other courses being taken up by our students at university include: Animation and Visual Effects, Mechanical Engineering, Games Design, Film and Screen studies, Human Geography, Commercial Management & Quantity surveying, International Business, Electronics with Music, Child Psychology and Digital Television Production. We also have one student taking up a place in the Netherlands. 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, AS 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: all our intake make excellent progress whatever their starting point. We make a point of providing tailored support for all our students. We feel we have managed the transition to the changed A levels very effectively for our students.”

Crispin Truman, Chair of Governors, added that “It’s great to see these continued excellent A2 and AS 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."