THE STANDARD-BEARER for northeast London schools, Mossbourne, says it has achieved “outstanding” A-level results.
In the examinations 87% of students were awarded A* to C. Four pupils, Calum Jacobs, Kate Stewart, Hilal Yazan and Ade Olatunde, have been offered places at Oxford.
This year “Mossies” gained straight As and 22.1 % achieved AAB or better. In 2011, when the headmaster was Michael Wilshaw, eight were offered Cambridge places.
The present headmaster, Peter Hughes, pictured at the school, above, said: “These results have enabled our students to gain places at top universities in America, Oxford, Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick, Glasgow and Manchester, to name but a few.” More than a third of A-level students were likely to enter Russell Group universities
Mossbourne attracted bright children from its inception and quickly became admired for the strict discipline imposed by Wilshaw, who is now the chief schools inspector. It was a favourite of the recently dumped Education Secretary Michael Gove.
* Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Downs Park Road, Hackney E5 8JY (020 8525 5200)
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