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GCSE results: Lister Community School records seventh consecutive improvement in grades

PUBLISHED: 12:42 25 August 2017

Lister Community School pupils celebrate their GCSE results (Picture: Anil Sadekin)

Lister Community School pupils celebrate their GCSE results (Picture: Anil Sadekin)

Anil Sadekin

Pupils at Lister Community School have not let the new-style GCSEs stop them from recording the school’s seventh consecutive year of improvement.

Lister Community School pupils celebrate their GCSE results (Picture: Anil Sadekin)Lister Community School pupils celebrate their GCSE results (Picture: Anil Sadekin)

The St Mary’s Road, Plaistow school saw 67 per cent of students achieve a “standard pass” of a grade 4 or above in both English and maths, and 46pc gain a “strong pass” of a grade 5 or above in both subjects.

More than a quarter of pupils achieved a top grade of 7-9 in maths, equivalent to an A or A*.

Among the success stoeis was Farjana Salik, who gained 9s in English, English literature and maths, along with six A*S.

Fowzia Ahmed achieved two grade 9s and one grade 8 along with five A*s and two As, while Shayma Chowdhury also achieved two grade 9s and a grade 8, along with four A*s, one A and one B.

Headteacher Anthony Wilson said: “We are so proud of the fantastic results Lister students are collecting today, in the first year of the new GCSEs, with English and maths tougher than previously and new grades introduced as well. Our students and staff have stepped up to the challenge brilliantly – as we knew they would.

“Everyone has worked incredibly hard, and today is allowing Lister students to reap the rewards of their dedication and talent. I am particularly proud that Lister has continued to improve for the seventh year in a row, and look forward to making it eight next year.”


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