Lambeth pupils celebrate GCSE results and successes.

24 August 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council congratulates the borough’s students as they get their GCSE results today. It also offers support to all Lambeth pupils as they decide on what they will do next.

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Lambeth pupils celebrate GCSE results and successes.

On Thursday 24 August at Lilian Baylis Technology School in Kennington excited pupils gathered to collect their results, with a total of 124 pupils from the school having taken their GCSEs this year. Aisling McMinn was one of the students who received excellent results this year, with grade 8s and 9s in seven subjects.

Michael Tran with friend Yezda Adanir

Aisling said: “I’m really pleased by my results and incredibly happy. Though I am a little bit surprised. I am really looking forward to doing my A-levels in Maths, Further maths, Chemistry and Physics. I’d like to go onto university and maybe become a Management Consultant.”

Jamiat Abdulai, a fellow student at Lilian Bayliss, was also happy with her results as they will allow her to take her T levels. Jamiat said “I’m excited to start my T levels and become a nursery teacher”.

At Lilian Baylis Technology School 74% of students achieved both English and Maths GCSE at Grade 4, which is an increase of 8% from last year. Out of all the students 16% achieved at least one grade 9 in their results.

Jamiat Abdulai with friend Berenice Misunda

Michael Tran was also very pleased with his results: “I got an 8-8 in combined science, which I am really pleased with.  I’m going to continue to study at Lilian Baylis Technology School for my A- levels to eventually go into a tech job. I’m really interested in either game design or cyber security. Maybe more game design as it would allow me to be more creative”.

Cllr Ben Kind, Member for Children and Families said: “We know that students, teachers, parents, and carers put a huge amount of effort into GCSEs.

“I want to congratulate all students for their hard work and excellent achievements despite the immense challenges faced in recent years. It is testimony to the incredibly hard work of staff and carers in supporting our students in what has been one of the toughest exam seasons. However, I must also express concern that the government isn’t doing more to support schools and those pupils who’ve experienced real challenges following the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Pupils, parents, carers and school staff should be rightly proud of their achievements today, which show how driven these young people are and the amazing things they can achieve. Whether they choose to go onto A-levels, start work or explore any other options available to them, I wish them every success and everyone at Lambeth Council will do all we can to make sure they fulfil their potential.”

For more information on what is available to students post GCSEs, you can find Lambeth’s guide on the Lambeth Made Website