GCSE results: Little Ilford pupil gains bursary place at elite Rugby School
PUBLISHED: 17:26 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:58 27 September 2017
A Manor Park pupil has secured a bursary place to study A-levels at a leading independent school after getting top GCSE grades.
Qamar Zaman is one of only 2,000 students in England to get 9s in English, English literature and maths - the highest figure possible - under the new grading system.
His excellent marks, which include 10 A or A* grades in other subjects, means the Little Ilford pupil will now attend Rugby School in Warwickshire.
Education charity IntoUniversity, which offers fully-funded bursary placement to disadvantaged pupils, secured Qamar’s bursary place.
The teenager aims to study maths, economics, biology and chemistry, and is hopeful of going to Oxford University.
His classmate, Arif Khan, also scored the same marks and will study physics, maths, and art and design at A-level.
Proud headteacher Ian Wilson said 61 per cent of pupils at Little Ilford had gained 4+ grades across English and maths.
He said: “These results are testament to the hard work of our students and our staff.”
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