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GCSE results 2017: “Tireless” work of staff and students lauded at City of London Academy Islington

PUBLISHED: 14:58 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:53 24 August 2017

L to R: Masie Smith, Darcy-Ann Crowther, Joe Clare, George Ward, Yasmin McKay, and Eniola Dada, jump for joy after receiving their GCSE results, at City of London Academy Islington, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison

L to R: Masie Smith, Darcy-Ann Crowther, Joe Clare, George Ward, Yasmin McKay, and Eniola Dada, jump for joy after receiving their GCSE results, at City of London Academy Islington, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison

Catherine Davison

The “tireless” work of staff and students at City of London Academy Islington has been lauded as pupils collected their GCSE results this morning.

Diaz Gordon, 16, with mum Geena Gordon, after receiving two 6s in English Language and Literature in her GCSE results, at City of London Academy Islington, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine DavisonDiaz Gordon, 16, with mum Geena Gordon, after receiving two 6s in English Language and Literature in her GCSE results, at City of London Academy Islington, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison

The results saw 91per cent of students achieved the equivalent of 9 to 4 in English (the equivalent of A* to C under the new grading system), 67pc of students achieved five A*to C passes (including English and maths), while 18pc of all grades were an A* or an A.

Principal Clare Verga said: “I am delighted for all students receiving their results today and am grateful to all involved in securing these successes.”

The City Corporation, ranked as the top multi-academy sponsor in the country for pupil progress by the Department for Education, sponsors the academy.

Henry Colthurst, chairman of the education board at 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 and employment training opportunities of their choice.”

Selin Hasgul, left, hugs her friend Rukem Guvenc, after they both received an A* each in their GCSE results at City of London Academy Islington, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine DavisonSelin Hasgul, left, hugs her friend Rukem Guvenc, after they both received an A* each in their GCSE results at City of London Academy Islington, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison

Eamon Martin, vice-chairman and a City, University of London sponsor governor, added: “We are absolutely thrilled for our students - whose hard work has clearly paid off with an excellent set of results. I know that the Academy staff are tireless in their commitment towards our students. They too can take great credit for these results.”

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