GCSE results: Newham schools are top of the class

GCSE victories in the borough

Schools across Newham are celebrating their pupils’ success today as the GCSE results are published.

Screams of delight echoed from the school hall in St Angela’s Ursuline as four out of five students achieved at least five A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Thrilled Headteacher Mark Johnson said that the school’s top subject was English Language and Literature in which students gained 90 per cent A* to C grades while 82 per cent received the same in Maths.

He said: “We are so proud of them all. There are just so many who have done fantastically well.”

The exam excitement continued at Plashet School which recorded its best ever results.

The East Ham specialist science college for girls posted a 72 per cent pass rate of five or more A* to C GCSEs, including English and Maths, up 12 per cent on last year, with 82 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to Cs.

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Head teacher Bushra Nasir said: “I am over the moon with this year’s results.”

Students of Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford had 56 per cent of students gaining five A* to C grades including English and Maths while the number of students achieving five A* to C grades had improved this year to 76 per cent.

For remarkable student stories and more, see next week’s Recorder out on Wednesday 31.