Top attainment at Key Stage 4

Our third cohort of students took their GCSE exams this summer; 89% achieved five or more A* – C grades with 82% achieving five or more A* – C grades incl. English and maths.

In addition to the headline figure of five good GCSE grades, 53% of students also achieved the English Baccalaureate (an arguably more rigorous measure of exam results with students obtaining an A*- C grade in English, maths, science, geography or history and a modern foreign language).

Our top attainers also excelled this year with a number of students achieving straight A*/A grades; 42% of students achieved at least three A*/A grades.

GCSE results comparison 2015

Percentage of students achieving five or more A*- C grades incl. English and maths
compared with local and national averages for 2014 and 2015.

Whole school (2016)

  • 89% achieved five or more A* – C grades
  • 82% achieved five or more A* – C grades incl. English and maths
  • 53% achieved the English Baccalaureate
  • 42% achieved three or more A*/A grades
  • 95% achieved at least one A*/A grade
  • 31% overall A*/A grade

By subject (2016)

  • 100% A* – C grades in art (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  • 100% A* – C grades in Biology and Physics (2015 and 2016)
  • 100% A* – C grades in Further Maths (2015 and 2016)
  • 100% A* – C grades in Resistant Materials (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  • 100% A* – C grades in Business Studies (2014, 2015 and 2016)

The City Academy, Hackney is one of only seven schools in the country to have a Progress 8 score of more than 1

On average students at the city academy receive one grade higher for each of their best eight GCSEs than the national average“, says Principal, Mark Malcolm.

View league tables

* Second including faith schools.

Key Stage 4 attainment and progress data

Student attainment and progress 2014 2015 2016 National
Five or more A*-C grades 91% 87% 89% -
Five or more A*-C grades incl. English and maths 81% 73% 82% 56%
English Baccalaureate 65% 49% 53% 24%
Students making expected progress 93% - - -
Students making expected progress in English 97% - - 71%
Students making expected progress in maths 92% - - 65%

For more information and data regarding the attainment and progress of our students, please refer to the Department for Education’s performance tables released each January for the previous academic year.