Little Ilford celebrating rise in core GCSE passes

PUBLISHED: 15:27 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:27 25 August 2016

Little Ilford's top achievers with headteacher Ian Wilson

Little Ilford's top achievers with headteacher Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Little Ilford’s top GCSE achievers have offered words of advice to others set to take the exams next year.

Rohima Khanom attained 9As* and 1.5As and will study maths, physics, government and politics and economics at college in September.

“Hard work pays off,” she said. “Revision is the key to good grades and I would advise everyone to revise and start early to avoid stress.”

Mohamed Kheri, the top achieving boy, has plans to study physics, mathematics and biology at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre in his pursuit of a career as an aeronautical engineer.

His results were 8.5A*s and 2As and he said: “If everything you do does not contribute towards your dream and your goals, it isn’t worth doing.”

The Browning Road, Manor Park, school’s top six achievers received a combined 42.5 A* grades, 18 A grades and two B grades across a range of core and optional subjects.

Headteacher Ian Wilson was delighted with the GCSE results of the school’s high achievers and the entire Year 11 cohort who worked hard over the summer.

“The percentage of students who gained A*-C passes in both English and mathematics has risen by two per cent to 63pc which improves the life chances of our students,” he says.

“In addition, the English Baccalaureate figure has risen yet again, so that 36pc of all students have gained the government’s highest performance measure, which compares extremely favourably with last year’s national figure of 24pc.

“Thirty seven pc of our computer science and history students gained A or A*, with 55pc of sociology students achieving the same standard.”

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