East Ham school celebrates best ever results
PUBLISHED: 10:36 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:36 25 August 2016
Students at Brampton Manor Academy celebrated a record-breaking year this morning when they picked up the school's best ever GCSE results.
In total, 80 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades, including Maths and English, at the school in Roman Road, East Ham.
Ellie Pybus, 16, of Eastbury Road, East Ham, picked up seven A*s and five As including maximum marks in PE.
“I was pretty scared coming in this morning, I didn’t think I’d done well at all,” she said. “I’m quite relieved.
“I really like PE so I did work really hard at it. I’m really happy.”
Year 11 proved a tough year for many students but Arjan Singh Lotay, 16, of Lincoln Road, Forest Gate, found basketball an important ingredient for his five A*s, five As and two Bs.
“I lived by the motto that you shouldn’t be hungry, thirsty or panicky before an exam,” he explained.
“I would go and shoot a few hoops beforehand to ease the tension. By that stage cramming’s not going to help anyway.
“I probably could have done better, but I got into sixth form so that’s the main thing.
“My cousin’s picking up her results in Goodmayes today too and we have a bit of rivalry going on, so we’ll have to see who’s done better.”
Headteacher Dayo Olukoshi was delighted with the effort of his students, with 40 pupils achieving 10 or more A* and A grades.
“It’s looking like on average every pupil got a grade higher than they were predicted,” he said.
“I’m extremely proud of all the students. They have shown that there is no ceiling to what they achieve.
“That have really embodied the school’s model that hard work will bring success.”