GCSE results: Rokeby School achieves strong grades in maths as boys thrive in new system

PUBLISHED: 15:25 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 24 August 2017

Ernest Nkansah Badu got three 9s and the rest A*s, As and Bs

Ernest Nkansah Badu got three 9s and the rest A*s, As and Bs


Rokeby School, a boys school in Canning Town, is celebrating a strong set of GCSE results today after changes in the exam system “benefitted boys.”

Owen Rami got a 9 in mathsOwen Rami got a 9 in maths

Headteacher Charlotte Robinson said the new system, which places greater emphasis on exams and slashed the amount of coursework pupils have to do, means boys do much better.

29 per cent of pupils achieved a top grade in maths, and 62 pc achieved a pass in maths and English.

Three pupils got three 9s, something only achieved by 2000 people in the country.

Ernest Nkansah-Badu, who got three 9s and all A*s, As and Bs said the secret of his success was “hard work.”

He said: “The school helped a lot but I’d say the secret of my success is hard work. I’m going for a meal now with my family to celebrate.”

Ms Robinson said: “These results are a testament to everyone’s hard work, talent and dedication and our students fully deserve their outstanding grades.

“I am particularly proud of the fantastic results achieved in maths again. We have taken the reforms in our stride and look forward to our brilliant upward trajectory continuing next year and beyond.”

Other success stories include Rohid Uddin, who arrived in the country from Italy less than 18 months ago with limited English and scored an 8 in maths, an A* in further maths and a grade 5 in English literature.

More than 50 different languages are spoken at Rokeby, with 83 pc of pupils speaking English as a second language.

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