A record-breaking 78% pass rate for Holloway School students.
Holloway School students celebrated record-breaking results as they collect their GCSE exam results.
The results at Holloway have flown in the face of predictions that GCSE pass rates would ‘stall' this year due to a crack down on GCSE "grade inflation" by Ofqual, the qualifications regulator.
4 subjects at Holloway School saw a 100 per cent pass rate, which contributed to the School's overall 61 per cent pass rate including English & Maths, (an increase of 25 per centage points on last year's results), smashing through the Government's floor target of 35 per cent.
Holloway School has done well in both the perceived 'harder' subjects including English, Science, and Maths and, the 'arts' with the A* grades particularly prevalent, in Chemistry and Spanish. Over 15 per cent of entries were awarded A*s in Spanish.
Bob Hamlyn, Headteacher at Holloway School, said: "It's thrilling to see such year on year improvement in our students' results. This success will set our students up well for their futures.
"Our students should be proud of their achievements and I congratulate them, but I'd also like to congratulate our staff and our community, for the support afforded to our students.
"Holloway School is a school to be proud of, we are ambitious for our students and that ambition is making a positive difference to our students' futures."
Rob Hull Chair of Holloway School's Governing Body said; "It's the icing on the cake; completing another great year for the school.
"I'm so proud of the hard work and dedication that has gone into ensuring that Holloway students are well prepared for their futures, whichever path they choose to follow."
Statistical Data: Examination Performance, 2009/ 2012: Summary
Holloway School is a 'rapidly improving' school (OFSTED) and is now the top performing mixed school in Islington in 2012's GCSE results. Attendance has also dramatically improved over the past four years.
For a full breakdown of Achievement and attendance over time view this Achievement PowerPoint.
Holloway School has shown rapid progress over time illustrated by these progress measures-