GCSE results 2022 live: Hackney updates as they come in

School students across Hackney received their GCSE results on Thursday (25 August), having sat exams for the first time since 2019.

Emmanuelologunja studen watersideacademyAs with A Levels, students were told to expect the number top grades to fall to account for inflationary grading during the pandemic.

Waterside Academy

At Waterside Academy, 18pc per cent of students achieved five or more grade 7s and 48pc of students received a grade 5 or above in maths and English.

Olivia Majewska, 16, picked up two 9s, three 8s, three 7s, one 6, and one 5.

She said: "I am surprised and I am so shocked. We were so stressed."

Olivia added: "I came to this country five years ago with no English so it is completely unexpected to get an 8 in English, to overcome the language barrier."