Pupils receiving their GCSE results in Peckham
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Peckham performs well in GCSEs despite challenges

About 650,000 pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been finding out their GCSE results.

The GCSE results show an increase, for the 23rd year running, in the proportion of entries awarded between an A* and a C grade.

One secondary school achieving results far better than the English average is in Peckham in south London, one of the areas badly affected by the riots earlier this month.

Mark Easton reports.

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