One down already as students pass Maths GCSE early at St Mark's academy school, Mitcham
Eighty-six students at an academy have already passed their Maths GCSE six months early.
The Year 11 students at St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham all managed to get a pass grade after taking the test at the beginning of November, with 81 per cent achieving an A* to C.
The headteacher, Chris Mallaband, said: "Maths is one of the key GCSE subjects and we enter students for it when we think they are ready to succeed.
“Success in early entry is highly motivating for students and helps them approach other examinations with increased confidence."
It means the academy school, touted as one of the most rapidly improving in London, has already achieve 41 per cent A*-C grades in maths this year and is set to exceed the overall figure of 69 per cent, achieved last summer.
The Church of England-sponsored academy school took over Mitcham Vale school in 2006 and last year hosted The Queen’s first visit to Mitcham, as part of her national Jubilee tour.