Camden GCSEs 2020

Students across Camden received their GCSE grades yesterday (Thursday), which showed a strong performance from our secondary schools overall. 

The percentage of Camden students who were awarded a standard pass, of grade 4 or above, in both English and maths was 73% this year - five percentage points above the 2019 figure of 68%.  

Meanwhile, over half of Camden students (54%) achieved a strong pass, of grade 5 or above, in both English and maths, compared with 46% last year. Overall, 30% of GCSE grades awarded to students in Camden were at grade 7 or above, compared with 27.5% nationally. 

Among the top performing students at Regent High School is Kimo Abou El Sayed, who gained seven of the highest possible grade 9s in his GCSEs, two grade 8s and one grade 7. Kimo plans to study economics, English literature, geography and government and politics at A-level.

GCSE student Asha Ahmed, of Regent High School, achieved an impressive four grade 9s, three 8s, one 7, one grade 6 and a distinction*. She will be staying on at Regent Sixth Form to study chemistry, physics and maths. 

Regent High School Headteacher, Gary Moore, said: “Students are receiving their grades amidst considerable turmoil in the examinations system this year. Despite this, we are phenomenally proud of the grades our students have achieved, and the dedication, commitment and resilience they have shown during their GCSE courses, and in particular during the last six months. We congratulate every one of our Year 11 students, and wish them well for their future studies and endeavours.”

Top performers at Haverstock School included Hana Molokhia, with seven grade 9s and one 8; Oketa Shala Zogi, with five grade 9s and three 8s; Benjamin Tery with three 9s and five 8s; Anisha Rahman, with two 9s, six 8s, one 7 and one 6 and Levon Davtyan, with four 9s, three 8s and two 7s. 

Headteacher James Hadley said: “Haverstock is hugely proud of all of our students for their maturity and resilience during this unprecedented time. We’re so pleased that the judgements of their teachers have been acknowledged.”  

Among the top students at Acland Burghley School was Max Green, who gained nine GCSEs all at the highest grade 9. 

Ro Dodgson, of Acland Burghley School, also got a straight set of nine grade 9s and will be studying history, biology and chemistry at A-level. 

Rio Ali, also of Acland Burghley School, was delighted to receive five grade 9s and four grade 8s in his GCSEs. He’ll be studying English literature, photography, maths and physics at A-level. 

At William Ellis School Jamie Cedar achieved seven grade 9s, two grade 8s and a grade 7; Marco Junemann Holmes achieved five grade 9s and five grade 8s; Andre-Pierre Tejan Jalloh received four grade 9s, three grade 8s, two grade 7s and a grade 6, and Casey Yusuff-Phillips. achieved two 8s, five 7s and two 6s.

Outgoing Headteacher, Sam White, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the results for our students and hugely relieved that they did not face the uncertainty and difficulty of our older students last week. Throughout their time at the school this group have shown great camaraderie and have made strong progress. It was fabulous to see so many of our students yesterday who came to school to discuss their results and secure their next steps. We would like to praise the resilience of students in dealing with the disruption and challenges of this summer, and staff for the support they have provided throughout."

At Camden School for Girls, an impressive 16% of GCSE passes were at the top grade 9 and well over half of GCSE passes at the school (54%) were at the highest grades 7 to 9, compared with 27.5% nationally.

Meanwhile, 97% of GCSE students at Camden School for Girls achieved passes in both English and maths at grades 9 to 4.

Headteacher Elizabeth Kitcatt said: "This has been a very challenging year, for students, teachers and schools as well as the wider community, and we are exceptionally proud of what our students have achieved in the face of such difficulty. Congratulations to all!"

Among the high achieving students at Maria Fidelis Catholic School were Dylan Frederick, who received nine grade 9s and two 8s; Camila Rivera-Velez, with seven 9s, two 8s and two 7s, and Joanna Peralta Naranjo, with five 9s, five 8s and one 7.

Headteacher Helen Gill said: "We were relieved and pleased to be able to give our students their GCSE results after a difficult end to the year. We know our pupils have worked so hard and are proud of their efforts and the young adults they have become. We look forward to welcoming many of our pupils back to the Sixth Form and wish all students the very best for the future."

Cllr Angela Mason, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families
I am pleased that the Government finally moved to address the shambles of last week so that our students got the grades they deserved. It has been an incredibly stressful time for young people and their parents and I want to congratulate local students on their successes and their resilience, and to say a huge thank you to all Camden’s teachers, headteachers and school support staff for all of their hard work.
Cllr Angela Mason, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

Students should contact their school if they require support or they are unhappy with their results. Students can also get in touch with a Connexions careers adviser and get advice on training, education, jobs, and apprenticeships by calling 020 7974 7252 or emailing For mental health support, students can contact Kooth, a Council commissioned counselling service which is free, safe and anonymous. Further information on Kooth can be found here.

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