Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School’s headteacher has praised his pupils’ success after ‘rigorous assessments’ after an ‘extremely challenging’ academic year.
Eighty-seven per cent of year eleven pupils at the Camberwell school have achieved at least five standard GCSE passes or above, including in English and maths. Seventy-two per cent achieved a grade 5 and above in English and maths and 67 per cent of pupils gained the EBACC as well as a grade five or above in English and maths.
Headteacher Mr Serge Cefai commented: “Sacred Heart school is well used to achieving some of the best GCSE results in the country and although the circumstances surrounding this year’s grades have been extremely challenging for pupils and staff I am delighted that our pupils have once again worked hard and excelled.
“As well as other assessment criteria we utilised, we ensured that all year eleven pupils sat full final exams in all their subjects which were externally invigilated and thoroughly moderated in order to ensure the fairest and most accurate grades.
“I am very proud of how hard my staff worked to administer these exams, and especially proud of how determined, ambitious and focused our pupils have been against the context of the pandemic.
“Our pupils have not only excelled in these exams, but by sitting rigorous assessments we have ensured that they are well prepared for the next stage in their educational journeys.”
Pupils recording outstanding achievements include Daniel Evbota, who secured ten grade 9s and one grade 8; Grace Makiese (nine grade 9s, one grade 8); Adonay Temnewo (eight grade 9s, three grade 8s); Ehinomen Olumese (seven grade 9s, four grade 8s); Daniela Athieno Jawiloka (seven grade 9s, two grades 8s); Mirana Claye (seven grades 9s, four grade 8s); Joshua Onobrakpeya (six grade 9s, five grade 8s); Samuel Raji (six grade 9s, five grade 8s); Regan Darko (five grade 9s, six grade 8s); and Anh-Quoc Ha (five grade 9s, six grade 8s).