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Bexley students celebrate outstanding A-level results

PUBLISHED: 12:17 17 August 2012

Erith School students with their results l-r: Danielle Leigh, Joseph Honeywood, Hannah Russell, Will Heather and Ellis Criddle

Erith School students with their results l-r: Danielle Leigh, Joseph Honeywood, Hannah Russell, Will Heather and Ellis Criddle

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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.

Townley Grammar student Emily Pycroft celebrated three A* gradesTownley Grammar student Emily Pycroft celebrated three A* grades

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.

Blackfen School for Girls students with their results l-r: Max Page, Christine Spijker, Amy Davies, Gemma Sohn and Sam AldorinoBlackfen School for Girls students with their results l-r: Max Page, Christine Spijker, Amy Davies, Gemma Sohn and Sam Aldorino

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.

Beths Grammar School students with their results l-r: James Sutton, Conrad Moniz, James Vallins, Rory Mintram and Jonathan BonesBeths Grammar School students with their results l-r: James Sutton, Conrad Moniz, James Vallins, Rory Mintram and Jonathan Bones

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.

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