Students at St Paul’s Way Trust School with the support of their families, teachers and the wider community continue to exceed expectations at GCSE and A level.
The school was incredibly proud when, in February 2016, we received a letter from the Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP, recognising the achievements of St Paul’s Way Trust School and its students quoting:
‘Your school is one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England based on the key stage 2 to key stage 4 value added measure. This reflects the fantastic progress made by your pupils since the end of primary school.’
It is with even greater pleasure that we can announce that the August 2016 GCSE and A level results have further improved on the school’s achievements to date.
Year 11 pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School made history by achieving the school’s best ever grades. The proportion of students achieving A* to C in both English and Mathematics and the EBacc suite of academic qualifications, once again, increased this year ensuring that we are one of the highest performing schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and East London. Executive Headteacher Grahame Price said “Whilst national newspapers are reporting a sharp decline in the GCSE pass rate generally, and in English particularly, students at St Paul’s Way Trust continue to buck the trend. We are delighted that all of the hard work put in by our students and staff, with huge support from their families, has been rewarded with a fabulous set of results.”
Top performers among many this year included Beattie Green, who was awarded nine A*s, Myrtle Bolt, awarded 9 A* - A, Sherinne Ghoneim, awarded seven A*- A, Tahmana Tanzim and Iftekhar Hussein, who both secured six A*s and three A grades, to name a few.
Our A level students also entered the history books by securing our highest results to date; 100% of SPWT students left with 3 A levels compared with the Tower Hamlets average of 72%. In addition the outstanding results achieved by students place the school within the top 10% in the country for student progress.
An incredible 93% of our students are moving onto University pathways across the UK with 50% of these students gaining places at Russell Group or other top universities. Notable destinations include Jumana Haque, who is heading to Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall) to study Physics, and Naeema Farrah and Anika Tahrim who both achieved 2A* and an A, securing places to read Medicine and Politics, respectively, at King’s College London. Another student, Tanya Ahmed, has been accepted to Queen Mary University to study Law and Politics after gaining an A* and two A grades. Tanya said: “I feel shocked, overwhelmed – I’m excited to be going to uni! I went to the best sixth form in London. The team are really supportive and they push you to achieve your goals.”
VI Form students have also secured places on exciting school leaver programmes; Motiur Rahman has gained a place on the KPMG School Leavers Programme and Hameda Akther is joining the Civil Service Fast Track Programme.
We are delighted that our academic VI Form, judged Outstanding by OfSTED, continues to be one of the highest performing in East London.
Early GCSE Successes
Congratulations to students in Year 10 on their fabulous RE and Latin results and those in Year 9 awarded record grades in Bengali.