May 24 2013 Latest news:
Robin Cottle, Reporter
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thousands of teenagers celebrated their A-level results across Bexley yesterday as the number of A* to C grades given to students has increased to over 80 per cent.
Erith School saw a significant increase in students achieving higher marks, with 67 per cent getting A* to C grades.
Student and school captain Joseph Honeywood said: “I can’t believe I’ve got two As and an A*. I thought I was going to get all Cs!”
Assistant principal of Erith School Andy Maher said: “These results are excellent. We have seen a number of exceptional performances and I am delighted at the rise of the higher grades.”
Townley Grammar school achieved excellent results with 73 per cent of pupils gaining A* to B grades.
The school’s head teacher Desmond Deehan said: “Our congratulations go to the students for their dedication and commitment and our thanks to their teachers for inspiring them.”
Student Emily Pycroft was delighted with her three A*s in biology, chemistry and mathematics which will see her take up a place studying natural sciences at Cambridge. Jasmine Purewal also achieved three A*s and is heading to Durham to study philosophy.
At Beths Grammar School in Bexley 57 per cent of students achieved grades A* to B while Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School achieved 61 per cent for the same marks.
Blackfen School for Girls saw 96 per cent of pupils get grades A* to E while every single A-level taken was passed at Trinity School in Belvedere.
Trinity head teacher Ian Collins said: “Once again it is a testament to the working relationship between students and staff and the lengths both will go to ensuring everyone achieves their best.”
For a full breakdown of results visit www.bexley.gov.uk.