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GCSE Results Day 2018: Newham's pupils beat national average in maths and English

PUBLISHED: 13:11 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:11 24 August 2018

Deputy mayor of Newham, Charlene McLean, head of Rokeby, Charlotte Robinson, councillor Julianne Marriott and students from Rokeby School. Picture: Andrew Baker

Deputy mayor of Newham, Charlene McLean, head of Rokeby, Charlotte Robinson, councillor Julianne Marriott and students from Rokeby School. Picture: Andrew Baker

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Newham's students ranked above the national average in their English and maths GCSE results.

Twins Emmanuel and Eduardo Beltazar achieved more than 20 GCSEs at grade 9 and 8, despite having only been studying at the school for a year after coming to the country from Italy. Picture: Andrew BakerTwins Emmanuel and Eduardo Beltazar achieved more than 20 GCSEs at grade 9 and 8, despite having only been studying at the school for a year after coming to the country from Italy. Picture: Andrew Baker

More than 80 per cent passed English, while 69 pc achieved a 4 or higher in maths.

Nationwide, 62 pc passed English language, 73 pc passed English literature, and 60 pc passed maths.

Councillor Julianne Marriott, cabinet member for education, said: “These are completely new GCSEs with much more difficult content and students have risen to the challenge and made outstanding progress.

“The borough’s results have improved year on year and are well above national averages and this is down to the hard work of our students, teachers and the support of their parents and community.”

Hamza Abdurabi Sheikey achieved 13 GCSEs at grades 9 and 8, and wants to study biology, chemistry, maths and economics for A-level. Picture: Andrew BakerHamza Abdurabi Sheikey achieved 13 GCSEs at grades 9 and 8, and wants to study biology, chemistry, maths and economics for A-level. Picture: Andrew Baker

Rokeby School in Canning Town was among Newham’s success stories, with the top 10 pupils achieving 110 8s and 9s between them.

Headteacher Charlotte Robinson said: “We are very proud of our Year 11 students. We set high expectations for them and they are also ambitious for their own achievements. Our students have worked really hard and come away with fantastic results.”

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