GIRLS did marginally better than boys in this year’s GCSE results at Fulham College Academy Trust.
The trust, which manages Fulham College Boys and Fulham Cross Girls School, was pleased with another year of top grades despite warnings from exams watchdog Ofqual that this year’s tests would be harder.
Sixty-eight per cent of girls achieved at least five A*-C grades including English and maths, eight per cent higher than their male peers.
But results at Fulham College Boys has made an impressive leap forward - up 24 per cent - over the last three years. Formerly known as Henry Compton School, it relaunched under the academy trust in September 2012.
Bernie Peploe, executive principal of Fulham College Academy Trust which also includes the new Fulham Enterprise Studio, said: “We are extremely proud of our results across the trust which are achieved by recognising and supporting individual students’ strengths and needs and delivering outstanding teaching every day.
“The education environment has made it a daunting year to be sitting GCSEs. Our students and staff have risen to the occasion admirably and I would also like to thank the parents for their support.”
Five talented students from Fulham Cross Girls gained a full sweep of A*s and As in all of their 10 subjects. They were: Mariam Al Chehimi, Salwa Elonky, Leila Chentouf, Yvette Costillo and Dounia Pajoheshfar.
Six boys from Fulham College Boys also achieved 10 A*s and As including: Mohamed Abdelmagid, Mohtadi Elamin, Shahrukh Husain, Elshad Karbasi, Dax Sharkey and Nayef Shkeir.