South London students are receiving GCSE results today. having sat exams for the first time in two years due to the pandemic.

In England, traditional A* to G grades were replaced in recent years with a 9 to 1 system, with 9 being the highest mark.

In general, a grade 7-9 is roughly equivalent to A-A*, while a grade 4 and above is roughly equivalent to a C and above.

Top grades for GCSEs are down on last year – but remain higher than pre-pandemic levels, as UK students receive their results.

The percentage of GCSE entries awarded the top grades (7/A or above) in London was 32.6%.

In 2021 it was 34.5 per cent and in 2019 25.7 per cent.

Here are some of our favourite pictures of south London students celebrating their results.

Students from Bonus Pastor Catholic College, Bromley celebrating with balloons.

The college’s principal Mr Ronan said: “We are immensely proud of all of our students for receiving the best ever GCSE results at Bonus Pastor Catholic college.

"This is particularly impressive following such a difficult and disrupted couple of years.

"Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future and we will hear of their success stories through our active alumni.

"Well done to the class of 2022 we are very proud of you.”

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Bonus Pastor Catholic College Bonus Pastor Catholic College


Twins from Beths Grammar School, Bexley, have been pleased with their results today.

 Dinu F who all achieved Grade 9s in each of his 11 GCSEs said: “I can’t be happier with my results.

"I put everything into my GCSEs to see the results of my hard work.

"It’s priceless.

"To all aspiring students, never be afraid to shoot for the top. All of the hard work and sacrifices are completely worth it.

"Be passionate about the subjects you take, but most importantly, give it your all!"

 Vlad F who achieved 9 Grade 9s said: “5 years of work and it was absolutely worth it."

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Twins Dinu and VladTwins Dinu and Vlad


Students from Sedgehill Academy, Lewisham pose for a wholesome group photo after celebrating their results.

David Lamont achieved 9s in English Literature, English Language, Maths, Spanish, French, Chemistry and Physics and 8s in Biology and Geography.

Huyen Vu achieved 9s in English Literature, English Language, Maths, History, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and 8s in Art and French.

Ting He achieved 9s in English Language, Maths, Chemistry and History, and 8s in Biology, English Literature and Physics and a 6 in Art.

Ava Drew achieved 9s in Maths and Physics, 8s in English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Music, Geography and Drama plus a 7 in French.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Clare Cassidy, Ave Drew, David Lamont, Ting He, Huyen Vu, Lucy OraganoClare Cassidy, Ave Drew, David Lamont, Ting He, Huyen Vu, Lucy Oragano


Sam from Hollyfield School - Surbiton, Kingston looks delighted with his results.

A spokesperson from the school said: "Congratulations to Sam, who achieved a fabulous three grade 9s, three 8s, three 7s and a 6. Wowzer! He said: ‘Good results. Worked hard. Did well. Happy!’ A man of few words - and we are very proud! #GCSEResultsDay2022 #proud"

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Sam from Hollyfield School Sam from Hollyfield School


Students at Richard Challoner, New Malden showed anticipated faces as they opened their results.
Richard Challoner’s Headmaster, Sean Maher said: "After so much disruption and uncertainty it has been wonderful to see so many smiling faces this morning.

"Our young people deserve huge praise for their wonderful achievements and for their stunning exam results.

"We could not be more proud of them."

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Students at Richard Challoner Students at Richard Challoner


Also celebrating were Phoenix, Diane and Marvellous from St John Bosco College, Battersea who achieved six grade 9s and eighteen grade 8s between them.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Phoenix Diane MarvellousPhoenix Diane Marvellous


Students standing proudly with their results from Greenshaw High School, Sutton.

A spokesperson for Greenshaw High School said: "Amongst all of this difficulty, our Year 11 students pulled together superbly.

"They committed to their learning, in school and at home, in a way that was truly impressive.

"As a year group they never expressed excuses about why they might not be successful but strived to do as well as they possibly could.

"And today saw what this level of endeavour can achieve."

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Students from Greenshaw High SchoolStudents from Greenshaw High School


Jael Asare Droschel from Harris Garrard Academy, Erith, achieved three of the ‘super’ grade 9s (equivalent to an A**) in Science, English Literature and Geography, three grade 8s (equivalent to an A*), two grade 7s (equivalent to an A), a Distinction* and a Distinction.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: ael Asare Droschel from Harris Garrard Academyael Asare Droschel from Harris Garrard Academy


Thomas and Chloe from Harris Academy, Beckenham have had a very successful day.

Thomas Adams achieved the very highest grade – a 9 – in all 11 of his subjects.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Thomas and Chloe from Harris Academy, BeckenhamThomas and Chloe from Harris Academy, Beckenham



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