Tower Hamlets GCSE results 2022: Live updates

Students across Tower Hamlets are set to receive their GCSE grades today (August 25), with results to be added to this page as they come in. 

Various changes were introduced after two years of study disrupted by Covid, with this the first time exams were sat since the pandemic. 

Grade boundaries are more lenient as a result. However, results are still expected to fall overall compared to record highs in 2021 – but remain up on 2019. 

Students can pick up results from their schools anytime after 8am, with additional options to receive them via email or a call from a teacher. 

For those who do not get the results they want, appeals and resits are available. 

Let us know your results and stories at [email protected]  

Langdon Park School

Results joy for Langdon Park School’s Yassar Alam

– Credit: Langdon Park School

GCSE results at Langdon Park School in Poplar “are a testament to the hard work of every student”, according to its headteacher.

Nick Langham said he was very proud of what pupils had achieved.

Among those who shone was Yassar Alam, who achieved eight grade 9s in double science, English, maths, computer science, business studies, geography and religious education.

He will now study A-levels in maths, economics, physics and computing.

Mr Langham said: “A big congratulations must go to the teachers, support staff, parents and the wider school community, who have been hugely important in supporting our year 11s.  

“I look forward to seeing the next two years as they take this success into their A-level and BTEC courses in our sixth form.

“It has been a challenging few years for everyone, but these results show that Langdon Park Community School remains on a positive upwards trajectory.”

George Green’s School

George Green's School principal Jon Ryder with Kaif Miah (8 grade 9s and one grade 8)

George Green’s School principal Jon Ryder with Kaif Miah (9 grade 9s and one grade 8)

– Credit: George Green’s School

Almost four in ten students at George Green’s School on the Isle of Dogs achieved a grade 8 or 9 GCSE result.

Seventeen per cent of students got at least one grade 9, with 38pc of students getting at least one grade 8 or 9.

More than 60pc (63pc) achieved at least five results at grade 4 or above, including English and maths.

Around half of students got at least five grade 5s or higher, also including English and maths.

Jon Ryder, principal, said: “We are so pleased with another fantastic set of GCSE results. Our students worked incredibly hard to achieve these grades and have demonstrated extraordinary levels of resilience throughout the pandemic.

“I am very grateful to all my colleagues for the work they have put in to getting students to this point. George Green’s staff are an incredibly special group of people.”

Swanlea School

Top student Marjan Montu accomplished ten grade 9s

Swanlea School’s top student Marjan Montu achieved 10 grade 9s

– Credit: Swanlea School

Swanlea School is celebrating its best ever results

in GCSE science, with 84 per cent of pupils earning a Grade 4 or above. 

The school has also seen 88pc of pupils meet the same threshold in both English and maths, with 79pc getting a 5 or above in the two subjects.  Half of Swanlea students achieved the highest possible grades of 7-9 in maths and 43pc achieved 7-9 in English. 

Overall,  87pc of the year 11 students attained 5 GCSEs, including English and maths, at grade 4 or above while 79pc of them gained 5 GCSEs including English and maths at grade 5 or above. 

The school reported that 39pc of all grades achieved across all subjects were within the 7-9 threshold. 

 Headteacher Brenda Landers said: “Huge congratulations to our young people!  

“Our Year 11 and Year 13 results are our best ever and they reflect the enormous amount of hard work that’s been done by our students, their families and our amazing staff.” 

Bow School

This school in Twelvetrees Crescent has reported “surpassing” its GCSE results from 2019, when external exams were last sat. 

It said 77 per cent of students achieved a four or higher in English and maths – which is up 17pc on 2019. Additionally, 53pc secured five or more in those subjects, which is up 23pc over that period. 

In science, 55pc secured five or more, which is an improvement of 28pc compared to three years ago. 

The school also said ancient history, art, computer science, economics, Spanish and music pupils delivered “fantastic” grades. 

High achievers included Taylor Roberts, who was given eight nines; Feyisara Adeyemi scored seven nines; and Ali Ahsan and Nayen Miah, who were both given six of the top grade.

Headteacher Danny Lye said: “I am extremely proud of what our students have achieved this summer; the results we have seen are proof of their admirable determination, hard work and

“In conjunction with their academic studies, we believe that by supporting the development of a wide range of life and interpersonal skills we will help ensure our students are well-rounded citizens with the confidence and ambition to become successful leaders of the future.”

St Paul’s Way

Students at St Paul's Way collecting their GCSE results

Students at St Paul’s Way collecting their GCSE results

– Credit: Steve Bates

Three students who achieved eight grade nine results in their GCSEs were among the success stories at St Paul’s Way. 

Jack Eccles-Smith, Malakai Akerman and Shifat Matbbar all secured such results, something the school has called “an extraordinary accomplishment”. 

Others to have returned particularly impressive grades included Howard Wang, Fahin Rahman and Talhah Rahman (seven grade nines), plus Amaan Ahmed and Dimitrije Cato (six grade nines). 

Multiple students achieved grade nine results at the school

Multiple students achieved grade nine results at the school

– Credit: Steve Bates

On the students’ achievements, head of school Firdusi Uddin said: “We are delighted that students’ hard work and resilience has been richly rewarded with these excellent grades, despite the significant disruption to their studies. 

“Our staff go above and beyond to make sure they achieve their best so that they have ample opportunities ahead of them and can go on to achieve miraculous things. 

“I look forward to welcoming these students into our thriving sixth form and see them join a long line of successful St Paul’s Way Trust alumni.” 

Borough’s overall results

The number of pupils in Tower Hamlets getting grades 9 to 4 in their GCSE English and maths exams rose this year compared to 2019, according to the council.

There were 87 per cent of students in the borough who achieved grades 9-4 in English (equivalent to the old A* to C grades), an improvement of two per cent compared to 2019.

The number of pupils who achieved grades 9-4 in maths was 79 pc, up four pc on the comparable figure in 2019 when exams were last taken due to the pandemic.

The borough’s mayor Lutfur Rahman praised those collecting their results.

He said: “The young people in our borough have shown tenacity throughout the pandemic and I’m so pleased that their hard work has paid off.

“Thank you to all the education staff who have supported students throughout these challenging times to achieve such fantastic results.”

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