City Academy Hackney GCSE Results 2016

Examination success was celebrated at the City of London Academy Hackney today following a bumper year of excellent GCSE examinations results.

83% of students achieved passes at A*-C in English and Mathematics. The best headline figures the school has ever had and a 11% improvement on 2015. As well as achieving superb core subject results there were also excellent pass rates across the full range of subjects where no fewer than 10 subject areas achieved 100% pass rates including Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Art, Resistant Materials, Food Technology and Computer Science.

Mark Emmerson, Principal at The City Academy said: “Following on from our impressive first A Level results the continued excellent performance of students at GCSE is very pleasing and testament to the hard work of our students and staff. The progress students make at our Academy results is exceptional and the latest set of results are likely to place the Academy as the highest performing school in Hackney for student progress and in the top 5 in the country for the third year in a row”.

Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Education Board at The City of London Corporation said: ““We are very proud of how hard our students have worked, and we are delighted that this hard work has translated into tangible results which will enable them to pursue the further education opportunities and careers of their choice.

We are particularly excited that the City of London has been given the opportunity to replicate the success that has been achieved at The City Academy in Homerton in a brand new school The City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park which is due to open in September 2017 and will be based on the extremely successful City Academy, Hackney model”

Dawn Elliott, KPMG Head of Partnership Tax, and Deputy Chair of Governors for The City Academy, said:

“These GCSE results are testament to the hard work of pupils, and the excellent teaching and support they receive at the Academy. The education the pupils have received will set them apart from many of their peers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to thrive in future education or careers. We are thrilled to have been able to support the Academy for seven years, which last week also welcomed a great set of A-level results.”

The City of London Corporation is committed to providing access to excellent education and learning opportunities for children and young people. It provides state education in central London through its our sponsorship of four academies in Hackney, Islington and Southwark - and it is opening four new academy schools - two secondary academies in Hackney and two primaries in Islington and Southwark.

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1 A* - A


3 A* - A


1 A* - B


5 A* - C


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