GCSE results: Strong results in new-style exams for Brampton Manor Academy pupils
PUBLISHED: 10:17 24 August 2017
Brampton Manor Academy pupils have excelled in their GCSEs this year, with strong results under the new marking system.
In English literature and language, pupils averaged a strong pass (5) of 83 per cent and a standard pass (4 which is equivalent to the old-style C) of 93pc.
In maths, there was an overall strong pass of 81pc and 86pc in the standard pass.
Headteacher Dr Dayo Olukoshi said: “Our pupils are the guinea pigs for this system.
“They have risen to the challenge and we are so proud of them.
“It is a huge privilege to be in this position.”
Among those to acheive three 9 grades were Zalma Abdi, Wahib Miah and Zhareen Syed.
Zalma, who also achieved 5A*s and 3As, said she was “overwhelmed” and added: “The credit goes to my teachers and parents.”
The 16-year-old, from Beckton, wants to study medicine and will be staying on at the school’s sixth form.
Wahib, from East Ham, didn’t think the new-style exams went well and said he was “not sure how that happened.”
The aspiring dentist also achieved 6A*s, 1A and 1B.
Zhareen, who also achieved 7A*s and 1A, said the new exams were “definitely a much harder system”.
She added: “I am feeling really ecstatic, really happy that all the hard work paid off.”
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