A-level joy for Camden students

Camden students are celebrating their A-level exam success today with 77.5% of entries achieving passes at grades A* to C, compared with the national average of 77.2%.

The overall borough pass rate (grades A* to E) of 98.6% continues to exceed the national average of 98.1%.

Cllr Angela Mason CBE, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, who visited LaSWAP sixth form consortium today (Thursday, 13 August) to congratulate students, said: “Congratulations to A-level students across Camden schools and the dedicated staff who teach them. These results are testimony to the quality and hard work of our teachers and the support of parents.

“Camden schools offer students an amazing breadth of skills, subjects and experiences, with links to world-class cultural institutions, universities and businesses. The quality of education on offer is reflected in this year’s results, which show our A-level students performing well.

“Camden Council is investing millions of pounds in our school buildings through our Community Investment Programme – with a revamped sixth form block at Acland Burghley School and a brand new sixth form building for Parliament Hill and William Ellis planned, which will give Camden LaSWAP students access to state-of-the-art learning facilities.”

Maureen Williams, headteacher at La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School (one of the LaSWAP schools), said: “I am very proud of all our students and particularly pleased with our improvements in maths and science subjects, with a 100% A*-B pass rate in maths.”

The LaSWAP sixth form is the largest post-16 provision in Camden and the longest-established sixth form consortium in London. It combines the strengths of its four partner schools - Acland Burghley, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill and William Ellis - and aims to ensure outstanding progress and achievement for all students, equipping them for future success.

Students, who benefit from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects, are based in one of the four schools where they take at least one of their courses, as well as being able to access subjects in any of the other three schools.

An upgraded and expanded sixth form centre at the Acland Burghley School site, in Tufnell Park, one of the four LaSWAP schools, has recently opened thanks to investment from Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP).

Plans for Camden’s CIP to provide a much-needed state-of-the-art sixth form centre for two other LaSWAP schools, William Ellis and Parliament Hill, have also been approved.