Sydenham High tops the tables in Lewisham

Official Government performance tables published today (23 January 2014) have confirmed Sydenham High as the top performing school in Lewisham, continuing a six-year trend of high scores in GCSE and A level outcomes.

The school’s average 2013 GCSE point score was 413 with an average of 10.4 GCSEs per pupil. The level of pupils achieving A*-C grades also rose to 99 per cent from 96 per cent in 2012.

In addition, the percentage of GCSE pupils meeting the government’s new English Baccalaureate performance standard – in the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, a Modern Foreign Language or Latin and a Humanity subject (History or Geography) – was 72 per cent, rising to 98 per cent when taking into account those who took Religious Studies as their Humanity subject.

Meanwhile the average point score per pupil at A Level was 893.5 with 100 per cent achieving three or more A levels.

“Here at Sydenham High we’ve always aimed high to deliver academic excellence – and that remains vital in today’s competitive university and work environment”, said Headteacher, Kathryn Pullen.  “We do this by working to make a real difference to every girl’s personal achievement because we believe that the education they need to make their mark in the world is about much more than just those passes and grades.  We therefore work equally hard to ensure that each and every girl can discover her spark and is equipped with the confidence and resilience to thrive in a challenging world and reach her fullest potential.”