Results day for Camden GCSE students

Today (Thursday, 20 August) was another nail-biting day for students across Camden, with pupils from nine secondary schools finding out their GCSE results.

Provisional results show Camden students remain above the national average in terms of A* to C grades, with 70.6% of exams entered meeting this standard as opposed to 68.8% nationwide.

Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council, who met excited Camden students this morning, said: “Congratulations to all the students who picked up their exam results today. One of the students I met came to the UK at the start of Year 10 with low English language skills. Today he got seven GCSEs at grades A to C, which is amazing! These results are testimony to the hard work of students and their teachers, and the support of their families. I would like to wish them all the very best with whatever they choose to do next.”

Cllr Angela Mason CBE, Camden’s Cabinet Member for Children, was at Hampstead School to speak to students about their plans for the future.

Cllr Mason said: “I want to commend the students - and their teachers - for their hard work and wish them good luck with their future plans.”

Hampstead School student David Burke achieved an amazing seven A*s and five As, as well as one B, in his GCSEs. His A* grade in further maths was ‘with distinction’, meaning he got one of the best possible marks nationally.

David said he plans to study maths, further maths, physics and politics at A-level and then apply to Oxford University to study politics, philosophy and economics (PPE).

He said: “I am going to stay on in the sixth form at Hampstead School for my A-levels. The teachers here are so good there is no point going anywhere else.”

Hampstead School’s head Jacques Szemalikowski said: “We have seen some fantastic successes today. Our students and teachers have worked incredibly hard to make this happen.”