Bexley youngsters face day of nerves as GCSE results arrive
PUBLISHED: 15:05 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:37 26 August 2016
Students returned to their secondary schools to get their results today
Students across Bexley are facing one of the most nerve-racking days of their school years as they collect their GCSE results today.
Across the borough, schools have opened to pupils ahead of the new academic year.
For the first time this year all schools are required to publish a different method of measuring their exam success.
The attainment 8 measure replaces the five A* to C grades including English and maths. T
Whilst it is difficult to judge on last year’s figures, Bexley’s results appear to have seen a rise in attainment 8 score of more than three per cent.
Crayford Academy saw more 85 per cent of pupils receive a grade C or higher in their English exams, with 71 per cent receiving the same in Maths.
This year’s results are the best ever for the academy, according to school principal Richard Farrow.
Mr Farrow said: “I am very proud of all the pupils collecting their results today.
“Their achievements are our best ever and reflect the confidence we have in providing an excellent academic education for all.
“A tremendous amount of hard work has gone in from both the pupils and their teachers to secure these results.
“Equally as important to me is the fact that this group of pupils provided outstanding role models for the younger children in the academy - both they and their families were a pleasure to work with, this shows what can be achieved when such a strong partnership exists.”
In other departments, the school saw 93 per cent of students achieve A*-C grades in Art and 70 per cent in Spanish.
Meanwhile Harris Academy Falconwood has seen star performances from its students.
Student Isabella-Gammon-McConville earned 11 GCSEs all graded A* or A, while Hayder Abdul-Hussein achieved 12 GCSEs, 10 of which were A* or A.
School principal Terrie Askew praised this year’s success.
Ms Askew said: “Our students and staff consistently deliver when it comes to GCSE time and I would like to thank everyone for their very hard work.
“Most importantly, these grades will support students as they progress through our sixth form, to university and into their lives as successful young adults.”
Cleeve Park School in Sidcup saw 83 per cent of students achieve A* to C grades in English.
Head teacher Jenni Tyler-Maher said: “All of our students have worked hard to produce some excellent results and I congratulate them all on their success.”
Some of the top performers in Belvedere gained up to 4 A*s at Trinity School.
Jacob Mills picked up the grades, along with a further six As, one B and a distinction.
Ogheneochuko Adeda also received two A* and A grades, six Bs and a distinction.
Principal at the school, Ian Collins, said: “This year’s examination results demonstrate the outstanding commitment and determination of students who attend Trinity. I am exceptionally pleased and proud not only of the students, but also of the staff who have supported them on their journey.”
Cabinet member for education, Rob Leitch said: “Once again I had the honour of being at some of the schools as the results were handed out. The relief and joy on the faces of our young people was priceless as they found out that all the hard work and effort was well worth it.
“On chatting to some of the students it’s clear that some know exactly what they want to do, but others have yet to decide. Our 14-19 team have organised a ‘Next Steps’ event on September 21 where young people can find out more about apprenticeship, training, courses and the other options available to them in the borough.”