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GCSE Results Day 2018: Eastlea pupil secures sixth form spot at specialist maths school

PUBLISHED: 15:23 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:23 23 August 2018

Eastlea Community School pupil Anup Das with his GCSE results. Picture: Joe Newman

Eastlea Community School pupil Anup Das with his GCSE results. Picture: Joe Newman

Joe Newman

A teenager from Plaistow is set to study at a specialist maths school after achieving top marks in his GCSEs.

Anup Das, 16, secured a place to study A-levels at King’s College London Maths School after picking up five 9s - the highest possible grade - and two 8s.

The Eastlea Community School pupil said: “I’m so delighted that it all worked out.

“Two years ago, I didn’t even know that this school existed and now I’m going there. It’s all thanks to my maths teacher Mr Mustapha who encouraged me to apply. He gave me extra papers and advised me on what to do.”

He will now go on to study maths, further maths, physics and economics at the school, which is run in partnership with King’s College London.

Anup was one of just 60 students to win a place from hundreds of applicants after sitting a two hour exam and impressing a panel of staff in two interviews.

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