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This just in from head teacher at The John Roan Des Malone: "We are delighted to report that despite the Government’s rule changes 85% of our students obtained 5A*-C GCSEs this year with 50% obtaining 5A*-C including English and Maths.
"58% of students obtained A*-C in English and 61% A*-C in Maths. We are particularly pleased that 24% of students obtained the EBacc which is above the national average.
Amongst our top performers were:
Megan Armson with 7A* and 2A
Suzy Cooper with 7A*, 2A and 1B
Rajinda Dhesi with 7A* and 2A
"Congratulations to these and all our successful students - a tribute to the incredible hard work of students and staff, and the tremendous support of parents."
Langly Park School for Girls
Beckenham’s Langley Park School for Girls has seen 89 per cent of its 239 students achieve five A* - C grades in their GCSEs.
When including English and maths, 82 per cent of girls got A* - C.
The school added that 26 pupils got ten or more A* and A in their results, while a special mention was given to five girls who managed 12 A* and As.
Langley Park also praised its girls’ mathematics grades, with 90 per cent attaining A* - C and more than a quarter securing top marks.
Head teacher Dr Anne Hudson said: “I am really proud of the girls and their teachers.”
Dartmouth Road’s Sydenham School students have performed well above national standards according to this year’s results, despite recent fundamental changes to GCSE courses and examinations that introduced considerable uncertainty at Key Stage 4 nationally.
“It is good to be able to report, with the national average of A*-C coming in at 68.8%, that Sydenham school students have managed to beat this by a significant margin with 71.3%,” said Sydenham head teacher Carolyn Unsted.
“Our girls have also managed to outdo the national figures for grades C and above in both maths (66.4%) and English (67.3%). The English result is particularly gratifying given the national average showed a 1.9% decline to 61.7%.”
Staff at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College are extremely pleased with the student’s GCSE achievements this year.
70% of its pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.
Overall, 78% of the College's students gained at least five A* to C grades with 22% of all grades being A*/A and 55% of students achieving at least one A.
College Principal Declan Jones said: “I am very proud of all of the students collecting their results today. They have worked extremely hard over the last year and over all of their time at Hatcham to achieve these excellent results. I and the rest of the staff feel confident that they are well prepared for the next step in their educational or vocational careers and wish them the best of luck.”
A great set of GCSE results at Plumstead Manor saw many jumping for joy. More than half of the girls achieved one or more passes at A*/A. 36 students were especially delighted as they gained 5 or more passes at A*/A, with 10 students achieving at least 10 passes at A*A. Overall 56% gained 5 or more passes at A*- C including English and Maths.
Head teacher Sue Flanagan said: “Great results for our girls. We are very pleased with their achievements which reflect their good efforts, focus and determination and I know that they and their families will be as delighted as we are. Well done!”
Great to see our Class of 2014 in today for results. We wish you well; keep in touch and see you all at Awards Eve! http://t.co/YzPFFbwg9T— @SPA_Greenwich 21 August 2014
Meopham School staff and pupils are celebrating the best results ever secured at the school. Fifty-nine per cent of students achieved five or more good GCSEs, including English and Maths.
Notable successes include Shannon Bouchard, who achieved 10 passes, and said: “I am particularly amazed that I got an A in English, an A in Geography, an A in Photography and a Distinction in Art.”
Elliot Benn, who achieved eight GCSEs at grade C and above, including an A* in Maths, A in Statistics, and C grades in English, Science and Additional Science, said: “I tried my hardest and I am particularly pleased with my A* in Maths and A in Statistics.”
English results continued their strong upward trend, reaching a high this year of 83 per cent A*-C.
Maths results have also steadily increased over the past three years, reaching 69 per cent A*-C this year.
In the academic EBacc subjects (English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and French) results are stronger than ever and are now above national averages.
Lucy Farrin, who achieved eight A*-C passes, including Distinction in Art and Distinction in Sport, said: “I am feeling ecstatic and proud that I’ve got As in English and History.”
Amy Wedge was similarly delighted with her nine A*-C passes, including an A for English, Bs for Maths, Core and Additional Science, and a C for Statistics.
She said: “I am overwhelmed with my results. I’ve done a lot better than I thought.”
Deputy head teacher at the school in Wrotham Road, Cat Taylor, said: “I feel very proud of the excellent results our students have achieved, particularly in the academic subjects.”
Head teacher Suzanne Dickinson added: “These excellent results are due reward for the hard work and commitment of students and staff.”
Academic success was being celebrated this week at Corelli College Co-operative Academy with another significant increase in the number of students gaining GCSEs at grade C and above. English GCSE has risen 15 per cent on last year, maths, music and music technology, food and catering, Spanish, French, statistics and ICT also performed particularly well.
Many students achieved highly including:-
Ayokunmi Awotunde 6A*, 1A and 2B grades
Asmita Limbu – 3A*, 7A and 1 C grade
Ojo Opeolorun – 2A*, 5A and 4 B grades
Maung Htat – 2A*, 4A and 5B grades
Lauren Johnstone – 5A, 3B and 3 C grades
Anindita Tahsin – 1A*, 4A, 5B and 1 C grade
Opeolorun commented on his success: “I am relieved and so happy. Now I can go on to study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry”.
Principal Trisha Jaffe said: “Another rise in our students’ outcomes, particularly in the face of the drop elsewhere, is a real tribute to our students and the staff who support them. I am delighted at achieving our best ever results and congratulate all our young people who worked so hard.”
Lewisham youngsters are celebrating their GCSE results, with many achieving a significant number of A* and A grades.
At Prendergast Ladywell Fields College, the percentage of students achieving five A*-C grades including English and maths, rose by nine percentage points from last year.
Over half of all GCSE grades at Prendergast Hillyfields College were graded B or above. The school’s pupil premium students have also closed the achievement gap with the rest of their cohort with 70 per cent gaining 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths.
Bonus Pastor Catholic College achieved a rise of four percentage points, with 67 per cent of students achieving five good GCSEs.
Conisborough College also improved on last year’s results, with a large number of its students achieving top grades. Andrew Ravendren, 16, joined Conisborough College in Year 8 and at the time spoke little English. He went on to gain 9A*s and has won a scholarship to continue his studies at Colfe’s.
Andrew said: “I’ve not been in the country very long and struggled in my first year at school. The teachers helped me a lot and I went to reading clubs and extra English classes and worked hard. Now I’ve got these results I am really happy.”
St Matthew Academy Blackheath have achieved outstanding GCSE results of 71 percent for A*- C grades in English which will put them in the top 5 percent schools in the country.
Orlane Doumbe celebrating her success with the school's head teacher
Orlane Doumbe achieved an A* in English which was one of the 15 A*-A grades.
Principal Barry said “The smile on her face was great. I would like to thank the staff at the Academy for their hard work and Orlane for being a conscientious student. She has made the most of her time at St Matthew Academy, where children are encouraged to develop as confident individuals with academic excellence within a caring Catholic community.”
As well as studying for her GCSE’s Orlane was an active member of the growing goctors programme which was developed by St Matthew Academy for students to be mentored by medical professionals towards a career in Medicine.
Orlane said “It’s very strange and sad to be leaving SMA after 5 years, I owe a great deal to the teachers, and would like to say thank you to the school”. The Class of 2014 is another outstanding year group of which St Matthew Academy should be very proud.
Orlane was offered two scholarships and has chosen to go to Sydenham High to study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French.
At Bexleyheath Academy 71 per cent of students made expected progress in English, with 30 per cent making more than expected; bucking the national trend which saw English grades drop once again.
Top performers were Ramanpreet Rai who secured 3A*, 7A and 2 B grades; Aishat Alli with 5A* and 5A grades; Priscilla Ehikioya with 8A* and 2 A grades; Imran Dahir with 9A*, 1A and 1C grade; Erol Sarafat with 3A*, 5A and 1B grade and Ebunoluwa with 3A*, 6A and 1B grade.
Carl Wakefield, Principal of the Academy in Woolwich Road, said: "Considering the times in which we find ourselves where grade boundaries have continued to rise, courses discontinued or amended, where examination papers have become more challenging and where we have continued to receive directives relating to some form of change on a daily basis, I have to say I am proud of the achievements of the class of 2009-14.
"This was a particularly pleasant, well-behaved and amiable cohort of young people who really turned the corner after Christmas and applied themselves incredibly well in the build up to as well as during their examination period.
“On the day they left, the traditional final assembly and shirt signing day, they were absolutely impeccable in terms of their behaviour and attitude resulting in the best leaving day from my perspective in 21 years.
"I am immensely proud of not only this fantastic cohort of students but their head and assistant head of year, their tutors and their teachers.
“I am also extremely appreciative of the support from the students parents and carers who themselves should be proud of their children's achievements.
"Many have secured the grades necessary to continue working with us for another two years but for those who are moving on to pastures new, it has been a real pleasure working alongside them and I wish them and their families every success in the future.”
Students at St. Columba’s in Halcot Ave, Bexleyheath, celebrated the school’s best ever set of GCSE results.
Around 69 per cent achieved five or more GCSE grades of A* to C while 78 per cent got these grades for English.
In Maths, a whopping 85 per cent managed to get grades between A* and C.
Head teacher Nigel Fisher said: “As a highly aspirational community it is wonderful to see our continued exam success.
“We pride ourselves on being a caring school and these results show our traditional standards of caring for the individual coupled with high expectations work in helping our students succeed.”
The students and staff at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath are said to eb thrilled with their GCSE results. There were tears of joy and a tremendous feeling of excitement as the girls opened their envelopes.
A whopping 98 per cent of the year 11 students achieved 5 A*-C grades.
The highest achievers include Lexie Oppong who got eight A* and two A grades, Briony White who received six A* and four As, Pioli Perera who bagged four A*s and eight A grades.
Ella West got four A* and four A grades and Tonie Tipson-Cole managed four A*s and four As.
Haberdashers Askes knights Academy is celebrating its GCSE results with 89 per cent of pupils achieving 5 or more passes and 82 per cent of their pupils achieving A*-C grades in English.
Principal Dr Tesca Bennett said: “We are delighted with the achievements of our pupils which are a reflection of the hard work of pupils, staff and the support of parents.
"We are proud that we have provided our pupils with a good foundation to continue their education and future careers. We look forward to their continued success in our sixth form”.
Outstanding performances include Michael Lemoru, Helin Cinar, Jodie Barnacle-Best and Yasmin Djouadi who all achieved 10 or more A*-A grades.
The new senior management team at Newhaven PRU Greenwich are delighted to announce the best GCSE results for several years at the school and a vast improvement on last year’s results.
The school is delighted to report that:
100 percent of the cohort achieved at least one qualification
65 percent achieved GCSE Maths and English
12.5 percent achieved five A* - C inc M&E
51 percent achieved five A* – G inc M&E
32 percent achieved Maths A* - C
26 percent achieved English A* - C
34 percent achieved Science A* - C
Newhaven is a school for students who have found mainstream school challenging for a variety of reasons.
Some students attend Newhaven having been excluded from mainstream schools and other students attend because they’ve missed so much school for medical reasons.
The vast majority of students who attend Newhaven have faced difficulties in their private lives that few their age have to face, meaning achieving GCSEs can be a real struggle.
Head Teacher Martyn Patterson said: “I am delighted that our first year at Newhaven has seen such an improvement in our results. It goes to show how high expectations and hard work can result in such positive outcomes.
“I would like to thank all the staff, students and parents for their ongoing support and hard work. Here’s to an even bigger improvement again next year!”
Crown Woods College have achieved their best ever GCSE results at 64 percent of pupils gaining five A-C grades including English and Maths.
Manuela, Dhiren and Melissa celebrating their 10 A*-C grades
Particularly impressive is a big improvement in English with 78 percent of pupils gaining A-C and 20 percent achieving A-A* grades with 28 percent also achieving the English Baccalaureate.
Top performers include May Ling Ho who achieved an astonishing 13 A-A* grades in her GCSE courses, Jessica Mayfield who achieved 11 A-A* grades, Uzorma Owete, Kristiana Smilovska, Chloe Wing and Damien Sirso all achieved 10 A-A* grades.
Principal Michael Murphy said: “I would like to congratulate all the year 11 pupils, and their parents and carers, on their excellent achievements. These are the best ever results for Crown Woods College and show very impressive improvements as we embark upon our new journey as the ‘Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy’. Pupils worked really hard and deserve this success, as do all our staff.”
Beaverwood School for Girls has congratulated its pupils after 94 per cent attained five or more GCSE passes.
The school gave a special mention to students Emily Allen, Megan Borrett, Tia Coles, Lucy Cotterell, Holly Jenson, Ramisha Rahman, Schalika Wijesinghe, and Fay Wright, who all got six or more A* and A grades.
Harris Academy Greenwich, who were judged outstanding in every category by Ofsted last month, have again exceeded expectations with a great set of summer results.
Despite starting from a lower point than last year, our Year 11 students have once again achieved excellent results at GCSE with 73 percent achieving A*-C including Maths and English.
Some fantastic highlights include:
- English: 86 percent of students achieving at least a C and the numbers of AA* doubling from last year
- Drama: 89 percent of students achieving at least a C with over 22 percent AA*
- RE: 89 percent of students achieving at least a C with over 39 percent AA*
- French: 87 percent A*-C
- Triple Science: 95 percent of students achieved a C with over 25 percent AA*
Many of our students did exceptionally well across the board. Over 20 percent of the year group gained at least three AA* and the EBACC percentage has nearly doubled in just a year.
Principal George McMillan said: “For three years in a row, our students have achieved great results. Congratulations to all those who received their results today! Combined with an Outstanding Ofsted judgement earlier this summer, I’d like to thank everyone involved in helping to make us a leading school in South East London.”
Brian Lloyd, head teacher at Erith School, says he is extremely pleased with the number of students making expected progress – or better – in English and Maths, which has improved in both subject areas to 61 per cent in English and 53 per cent in Maths.
Overall, 135 students at the school in Avenue Road got at least five GCSEs including English and Maths.
The schools’ top two achievers are Chloe Roebuck and Nicole Brownfield who achieved A* grades across the board in 12 and 11 subjects respectively.
Other top performers include Anita Sangha, who achieved A* in English, English Literature, Maths and History, as well as A grades in four other subjects and three B grades and Ola Volhin, who achieved A* in English, Maths, French, History and Russian, as well as six A grades in other subjects and a B in Art.
Mr Lloyd said: “We are so proud of all our students.
“We have had a real focus on the progress they make in all subject areas throughout this year so it is very pleasing to see those figures continue to improve year on year.
“I would also like to extend my grateful thanks to the parents and our staff who have supported the students throughout their time here at Erith School.”
Despite concern over predicted ‘turbulence’ and a dip in top grades, Sydenham High GDST today celebrated the success of its GCSE students, including an increase in A*s.
Sixty-five per cent of students gained A*-A grades and 29 per cent achieved specifically A*s, with three girls – Sadie Jaffey, Amy Hyam and Ameera Naqvi – all achieving the magic number of ten A* grades. Ninety-six per cent of passes were A-C.
The top performing subject areas this year were: English, Statistics, Biology, Geography, Latin, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama and German.
One very happy student was Katie Mills who not only achieved two A*s and six As in her subjects but was also awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship which identifies her as one of the country’s future leaders in engineering and technical design.
The renowned scholarship will not only provide Katie with a financial award to support her A level studies but also a range of activities to enhance her understanding and experience of engineering.
Katie competed against a field of over 1,300 candidates from across the UK, successfully completing a rigorous selection process including a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview at a top engineering university.
Kathryn Pullen, Sydenham High’s Headteacher, said: “I am so proud of our girls in achieving these great results against the recent background of change in exams and grading.
“They’ve worked hard and had tremendous support from their teachers and parents so its congratulations all round. Their achievements are just the beginning of a bright future and a fantastic basis on which to go forward in their education.”
Townley Grammar School pupils scored a six per cent increase in the number of results at A* or A, with 64 per cent achieving the two top grades.
Seventy-five per cent of pupils got five GCSEs at A*/A and 26 per cent at A*.
Eighty-one per cent of students achieved the EBacc representing the most challenging subjects.
Top performers include Hannah Pereira, who achieved all A* in her 11 GCSEs and Katie Butterworth, Rosie Jones, Nadine Thomas, Kiran Virdi and Chloe Huggon who achieved A* grades in their 10 subjects.
Katie Butterworth and Triveni Lall.
Desmond Deehan, head teacher at the school in Townley Road, Bexleyheath, said: “There have been a lot of happy faces today as our girls reaped the rewards for their hard work.
“My congratulations to them all and my thanks to the outstanding teachers who have supported them throughout.”
Overall at Conisborough College, 50% of students have achieved A*-C grades in English and Maths. It is being championed by head teacher Mr N Langham as one of the most improved in the country.
He said: "This year, 50% of Conisborough students have achieved A*-C grades in English and Maths and we are extremely pleased with the effort and accomplishments of all our students."
He added: "Over a five year period the proportion of students achieving the top grades has more than doubled. Staff, governors, students and their families have worked together to help establish the College as one of the most improved schools in the country."
Seventeen per cent of grades achieved by Bexley Grammar School students were A,*49 per cent A* or A and over 80 per cent B or above.
Four students, Charlie Britton, Christopher Goring, Daniel Hale and Synduja Jayatharan, gained A* grades in all 12 of their GCSEs.
Twenty-six students gained only A* and A grades and 83 students achieved all their grades at B or above.
About a quarter of all the GCSE entries at BGS were in the three separate sciences and three-quarters of all of these were graded a B or higher, with nearly half at A*/A).
One sixth of all the entries were in modern foreign languages and 22 per cent of those, nearly a quarter, were at A*.
English Language and English Literature accounted for a similar proportion of the entries and of those, 86 per cent and 88 per cent respectively were at B grade or above.
Over 93 per cent of mathematics grades were at B or above.
Stephen Elphick, head teacher at the school in Danson Lane, Welling, said: “Students have been rewarded well for all their hard work, supported, as ever, by the commitment and dedication of staff so congratulations to them all.”
Congratulations to all our Year 11 students receiving GCSE results today. Your hard work has paid off!— @FarringtonsSch 21 August 2014
At Blackfen School for Girls almost 75 per cent of students gained 5A*-C grades including Mathematics and English. Over 31 per cent of students scored at least 3 A*/A grades.
Head teacher Matthew Brown said: “I am delighted with these excellent results.
“Our students have worked extremely hard and deserve the fantastic grades they have achieved.
“The results provide a passport to further study and career opportunities for all our students.
“The results have been achieved due to a real team effort – students, staff, parents and governors have worked hard together to ensure success.”
Big congratulations to the last ever Year 11 cohort of pupils at Blackheath Bluecoat Church of England School, who helped it celebrate its second best ever set of GCSE results with 62 per cent of pupils achieving five good GCSEs including English and Maths.
Head teacher of the school, which closes this summer, Barnaby Ash, said: “We are delighted that our pupils’ hard work has paid off. In a climate of uncertainty over this year’s GCSE results, it is very pleasing that our pupils performed so well in their examinations.
"Our warmest congratulations go to all of our Year 11 pupils who are rightly celebrating the results of their hard work. The results are a fitting testimony to the hard work of the staff and pupils in ensuring that the school closes with a strong legacy of success.”
Amon the standout pupils getting 15 A* to C grades were Namuna Rai, Sohil Gurung and Eric Varela.
Meanwhile, Ayooluwatoni Ajibulu managed a whopping 16 A* to C grades, including 11 A*/A grades.
Chair of Governors David Prescott added: "We wish them and our staff all the very best for the future and urge Greenwich Council to stick to its commitment to build an inclusive Church of England secondary school, founded on Blackheath Bluecoat’s solid achievements, determination and hard work at the earliest opportunity. We will hold them to their word.”
GCSE pupils at Colfe’s School in Lee, have again broken records for top grades, with 55 per cent attaining A or A* and 96 per cent A*-C. A third of pupils achieved A* or A in at least nine subjects. Girls outperformed boys this year - a remarkable 75 per cent of all their grades were at A/A*.
Head teacher Richard Russell said: “This is real progress, when government ministers have been warning families to expect lower grades in 2014. Fully 20 of our pupils achieved A* and A grades in every exam they took, which sets them on track for the top universities in two years’ time.”
Woolwich Polytechnic School is delighted that this summer’s exam results have matched last year’s figures.
The Poly's provisional figures show that 70% of our students achieved 5 or more GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths.
Co-Headteachers Byron Parker and Tim Plumb said “These excellent results are a combination of the unrelenting commitment of our very talented staff and the drive and determination of our students to achieve the very best they can.”
There were some amazing individual performances including - Nathan Lewis 5 A*s, 5As and 2Bs; Hien Nguyen 1 A*, 9As 2Bs; Hoang Le 2A*s, 7As, 2Bs, 1 C; Mohammad Mawjee 7As, 4Bs; Jagnesh Patel 7As, 1B, 3Cs; Bhavik Arvinda 4As, 7Bs 1C. Enrolment numbers into our sixth form has been the highest ever.
Pupils at Orchards Academy in Swanley celebrate their results.
Year 11 students at Cleeve Park in Bexley achieved a record number of A*-A grades in 2014 with 13% of all GCSEs being at A* or A grade.
The proportion of students gaining 3 or more A*-A grades was up 2.5% from 2013.
The English Department gained their best ever results with 80% of students achieving A*-C grades in English language and 62% A*-C in English literature. Students rates of progress in english from key stage 2 levels are well above National Averages.
All results included here follow the new Department for Education criteria based on results from the first sitting of each exam and that BTEC results now count as 1 GCSE equivalent, despite this our 5A*-C measure including English and maths was still up on the 2013 results using the previous criteria.
In terms of individual students, 18 gained 4 or more A*-A grades with the top performers being Feyi Kadri, Faridah Kamara, Rachel Carabine-Clarke and Dovile Rasinskate who all achieved 6 A*-A grades, while Jamie Allwright, Samuel Wells, Nicholas Payne, Tellisa Stanbury and Kelly Kar Ling Wong all gained 5A*-A grades.
Other high achieving departments in terms of the proportion of A*-C grades were PE 100%, Art 88%, French 80% and Religious Studies 75%. Religious studies also had the highest proportion of A*-A grades with an extremely impressive 39%.
Jenni Tyler-Maher, Head teacher, said: “Our students and staff have worked so hard throughout the year and we are very proud of the outstanding achievements they have made.
"In a climate of extreme volatility Cleeve Park School students have dug deep and produced results to be proud of. We wish them all the very best and are looking forward to welcoming a large majority back into the 6th form.”
Seamus Murphy, principal of Dartford Science and Technology College said: "Following our excellent A-level results last week where we kept our outstanding rating for progress 50% of our year 11 students achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths.
"More importantly, more students than ever before made expected or better than expected progress in English and Maths.
"This year 66% of students attained a C or above in English, this is higher than the National Average of 62%. 60% achieved C or better in Maths, just below the National Average.
"In addition our Science results increased by more than 20% which is a fantastic achievement in the light of all the changes made to exams this year. I would also like to highlight the following students who did particularly well and deserve special mention: Loretta Panizzi; 2A*,2As, Temi Oluwadare; 1A*, 3As, Shannon Cottham 1 A*, 3 As , Nancy Hodges, 1A*, 3As and Paige Moreton; 3As.
"Finally I would like to thank all the students and the staff for their hard work over the last academic year and wish our students every success in the future."
Students from Kemnal Technology College have once again made excellent progress in their GCSEs with results continuing to follow high standards set in previous years.
Head teacher Christian Markham said that “this was a great achievement for the College” and “wished all the students the very best of luck for the future."
At St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive, Eltham, pupils managed 83.5 per cent A* to C grades including English and Maths.
Assistant head teacher Chris Doe said: "Congratulations to the pupils and staff on an excellent set of results."
Langley Park School for Boys is delighted that an impressive 82% of their students have achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, including the core subjects of English and Maths.
A remarkable 91% of students achieved an A*- C grade in Maths.
Headteacher Steve Parsons said “I am delighted that despite the changes that have been brought in to the exams system this year we have again achieved fantastic results. It is immensely rewarding to see the hard work of the students and their teachers paying off on results day, and we look forward to welcoming them back to our Sixth Form in September.”
Among the many exceptional performances, special mention goes to Matt Jerome who achieved 9A*s, Emil Haines (pictured above) who achieved 8A*s and Daniel Tarrant and who achieved 7A*s.
Harry Ingham, headteacher of Thamesview School in Gravesend said: "I am very proud of our student’s fantastic achievements and the continued rise in our results. We have exceeded all previous years in making sure that 59% of our Year 11 students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.
"This is an excellent achievement and shows how much hard work our students have put into their studies over the past few years. The fact that 82% of our Year 11 students secured a C+ English grade and 67% achieved a C+ Maths grade means that more of our students will be going on to study A-Levels than ever before.
"Year 10 students have also achieved well with 50% achieving an English GCSE and 44% securing Statistics GCSE.
"I would like to thank our staff in particular for their tireless dedication to raising expectations and standards at Thamesview and for their continued commitment to ensuring all our children achieve their best.
"Congratulations to all our students on these excellent exam results.
"Thank you also to parents and carers for their continued support. This is a significant result for Thamesview and shows that our high standards support every student to achieve their best. "
High achievers were:
Daniel Sparks achieved 10 GCSEs including 2 A*s, and 8 As.
George Wrench secured 9 GCSEs including 3 As and 4Bs.
Holly Morriss achieved 9 GCSEs including 3 As and 4 Bs.
Jade Irving secured 10 GCSEs including 2 As and 5 Bs.
Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock has been at Conisborough College today. Among those he met was Andrew Ravendren, who arrived three years ago with very little English but has just got nine A*s. Top work Andrew.
At Bromley High School Amna Bokhari, 16, Hannah Wooderson, 16, and Caroline Warren, 16, arriving at school at 7.30am to receive their results live on national radio BBC Five Live.
Hannah was delighted to discover that she had achieved 9 A*s and an A grade and exchanged hugs of relief and exhilaration with Amna and Caroline who each achieved a perfect 10 A*s.
Meanwhile Laura Harries and Lucy Metcalfe (below) discovered that they too had scored a stunning 10 A*s.
In total, 46 girls, half the year group, achieved at least 8 A*s and As and 94% of all entries were graded A*-B.
Incoming head teacher Angela Drew shared her delight in such widespread achievement: "A*s at A level are often simply the natural by-product of a developing intellectual passion for the subjects that you love best but multiple As and A*s at GCSE require sustained hard work across nine or ten subjects over two years.
"Results day is always a moment of real celebration because GCSE success is a reward for consistent effort and enthusiasm as much as intellectual ability. My warmest congratulations to the girls and their teachers.”
Babington House in Chilsehurst students have all achieved grades A* to C in maths and English.
The school says 66 per cent of the grades were A* to B, while one pupil managed to get 12 A* and A results.
The school has not published its full results.
Students, parents and staff at Longfield Academy are celebrating some excellent GCSE results.
57% of students achieved 5+ A*- C grades with English and Maths.
Academy Principals, Alex O’Donnell, Anne Davis and Pete Finnegan commented: “This is a great set of results for Longfield Academy and we are proud of the hard work, determination and effort that students have put in to achieve success.
"We would also like to thank the staff for the support and expertise that they have shown in ensuring our students become the very best they can be. We look forward to welcoming them and many other students back into our Post 16 provision in September.”
High achievers included:
Megan Davis 1A* 7A 2B
Ellie Jones 2A* 4A 5B
Devika Sooklall 3A* 5A 4B
Robin Nixon 2A* 6A 3B
Abbie Samson 4A* 2A 2B
Students at Mayfield Grammar School in Gravesend achieved an increase in the top grade with 18.77% of all results at A*.
Over half (51.48%) of Mayfield Grammar School's results are at A*-A.
Exceptional results came from Basmah Ahmad and Yasmine Burrha who both achieved 9A* and 1A.
Charlotte Marchant achieved 7A* and 3A grades and Lauren Moloney, Abbey Thornhill and Jada Britton all achieved 7A* with their remaining exams being A grades or A and B grades.
Grace Davies achieved 6A* and 4A grades and Bonita Rai, Helena Lane and Rosie Hook all achieved 6A* and 3A grades.
Lena Blacker and Bronte Davis (pictured above) both achieved 6As with their remaining results being all A and B grades. Molly Cordery, Francesca Maestrini, Priya Takhar and Lucy Wright all achieved 5A* and 4A grades and Emily Williams achieved 5A*, 4A and 1B grade.
Headteacher, Elaine Wilson said: "We have many other students who achieved the majority of the results at A* and A with only one or two lower grades amongst their results.
"We are proud of all our students and would like to congratulate them on their excellent results. We look forward to teaching them in the sixth form."
Students at Farringtons School, Chislehurst, achieved a brilliant set of results - especially in English which saw an increased pass rate of 90 per cent A* and C.
Outstanding achievements include Roger So, who gained four A*s, five As and one C.
Millie Fairbairn (pictured, left) gained eight A*s and three As and Megan Thompson (right) gained eight As and three Bs.
Head teacher Catherine James said: "As a wide ability school we are always proud of our students and this year is no exception.
"With the support of our excellent teaching staff, our students are encouraged to work beyond their potential, and I congratulate each and every one of them."
56 per cent of students at Harris Academy Beckenham have achieved five A*-C grades, including English and maths.
At 21 per cent, the Academy achieved its highest ever score in the English Baccalaureate, almost doubling last year’s figure of 12 per cent.
The English Baccalaureate measures the proportion of students getting good grades in maths, English, history or geography, the sciences and a language.
This year’s highest achieving students: Aboker Mohomed (pictured - 7A*s and 3As), Muhammed Ozyurt (5A*s, 5As and 1 B), Abdul Ahmed (4A*s and 6As), Mohamed Yusuf (3A*s, 5 As and 2Bs) and Calyn Hughes-McInnes (7As and 1A*).
Rebecca Hickey, principal of the Academy said: "I would like to congratulate and thank students and staff for the hard work and effort they put into this summer’s examinations.
"We have had some notable successes and I am particularly pleased to have doubled our score in the English Baccalaureate."
Mayfield Grammar School pupils Rosie Hook, Molly Cordery, Lucy Wright, Emily Williams and Lena Blacker celebrate their GCSE results.
Over 500 students from across the three secondary schools in Leigh Academies Trust were delighted to receive their excellent GCSE Level results this year.
The percentage of students gaining 5+ A*-C grades or equivalent, including English and Maths was as follows: The Leigh Academy – 54%; Longfield Academy – 57%; Wilmington Academy – 54%
Simon Beamish, Chief Executive, said: “It has been widely reported across the media that results at GCSE this year are subject to very significant volatility. It is now students’ first entry grade that counts, not their best; modular examinations have been all but abolished; coursework is being eliminated as a form of assessment; vocational courses have been very significantly downgraded.
"Even so, results across Leigh Academies Trust remain strong. This is testament to the determination of staff and students to work through this unprecedented period of unrelenting change to achieve the very best results again."
Notable achievements came from: Leigh Academy pupils Michael Cutting, Kirstin Invierno, Lauren Oblein, Lauren Patterson and Christopher Willey; Longfield Academy pupils Megan Davis, Ellie Jones, Devika Sooklall, Robin Nixon and Abbie Sampson and Wilmington Academy pupils Gideon Adegboyega, Joshua Cameron, Charlotte Hermitage, Taylor Cameron and Jordan Keating.
More than half of students at Newstead Wood School in Bromley achieved A* or A in 10 or more subjects.
Headteacher Alison Ross congratulated "superb GCSE results" today, with 81 per cent of all full certificates in the top two grades.
She said the school has seen particularly pleasing results in Chinese, chemistry, maths, further maths, and religious studies, where over 90 per cent of pupils achieved either A* or A.
Specifically, six students got an A* for every GCSE.
Orchards Academy is celebrating after their students achieved their best ever GCSE results, which saw 97 per cent of them secure 5 A*-G grades and 55 per cent 5A*-C including English and Maths.
In some fields such as ICT and Business students achieved 100 per cent pass rates.
Head teacher Natalie Willbourn said: “It is impossible to identify any students who stand out.
“They all worked incredibly hard and didn’t give up even if they struggled with something.
“This is a small school staff and students really did work as a team and these excellent outcomes are thoroughly deserved.
“Results like these enable our students to have real choices when it comes to the next stage in their lives and we would like to wish them all every success for the future, even if we are going to be seeing some of them again quite soon when our new sixth form is re-launched next month.”
Students from Dartford Grammar School in West Hill are celebrating GCSE success with 64 per cent of students achieving seven or more A or A* grades.
Eighty-six per cent of pupils gained at least three of these grades and 92 per cent achieved the English Baccalaureate measure.
Language learning appears to be flourishing with 99 per cent of the school’s boys getting A* to C grades in foreign languages, most of these with two languages.
Headmaster John Oakes said: “We are very proud of our students.
“Our school sets the highest standards in everything we do and our results certainly reflect that, but it’s also important to remember that alongside every set of great exam grades, there’s a committed and focussed young adult, with a full set of 21st century skills and a track record of extra-curricular activities ready to succeed in the sixth form and beyond.”
The wait is over for nervous GCSE students who find out their results today.
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