GCSE results in Lambeth are up by a staggering nine per cent from last year - and for the first time ever they are now higher than the national average.
The percentage of pupils with five or more A* to C grades has soared from 62.3 per cent in 2008 to 71.1 per cent this year. Pupils' achievement at GCSE level in Lambeth has risen for the past twelve consecutive years, and is now four per cent higher than the national average which has seen 67.1 per cent of pupils from across the country achieve five or more A* to C grades.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families indicator which shows the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths, reveals a substantial increase in Lambeth from 47.1 per cent in 2008 to 53.5 per cent this year.
The improvement, with English and Maths included, shows Stockwell Park High School to be the most improved at 21 per cent.