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GCSE Results Day 2018: Record grades at Royal Docks Academy

PUBLISHED: 11:44 23 August 2018

Royal Docks Academy pupils celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Kelly Clark

Royal Docks Academy pupils celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark

Pupils at Royal Docks Academy have achieved the best results in the school’s history.

More than half (52 per cent) achieved grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - roughly equivalent to an A*-C under the old-style grading.

The majority of subjects have switched to the new numerical format this year, following on from English and maths last year.

Compared to the 2017 results, there was a big improvement in maths, with 9-4 grades rising by 13pc.

The number of pupils achieving the same grades in English has risen by 9pc and by 5pc for English literature.

The biggest rise was in computer science, where last year’s 30pc A*-C has jumped to 77pc gaining 9-4 this year.

Individual successes include Chanelle Callison and Mahim Chowdhury, who both picked up two 9s - a high A* - with all their grades being a 5 or above.

Hannah Abdallah achieved grade 7 or above in 10 subjects, including one 9, as well as a distinction, while Athena Kindell and Katrina Paul also bagged one 9 grade each.

The Prince Regent Lane school’s executive headteacher, John Blaney, said: “I am delighted with what students at Royal Docks have achieved.

“This marks a significant increase on last year’s results, indeed, the best results in the school’s history. This is down to the hard work and commitment of the staff here.

“I am so happy for the students and wish them every success in the next stage of their education.”

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