GCSE results: Strong results in new-style exams for Brampton Manor Academy pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:17 24 August 2017

Brampton Manor Academy pupils celebrate their results with headteacher Dr Dayo Olukoshi

Brampton Manor Academy pupils celebrate their results with headteacher Dr Dayo Olukoshi


Brampton Manor Academy pupils have excelled in their GCSEs this year, with strong results under the new marking system.

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Zalma AbdiBrampton Manor Academy pupil Zalma Abdi

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.

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Wahib MiahBrampton Manor Academy pupil Wahib Miah

“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.

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Zhareen SyedBrampton Manor Academy pupil 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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