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GALLERY: Bexley GCSE results buck national trend

PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 August 2013

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School students celebrate their results l-r: David Richards, Eamon Hassan, Alexandra Thompson, Monica Pugsley, Omowunmi Afolalu, Emily Prout

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School students celebrate their results l-r: David Richards, Eamon Hassan, Alexandra Thompson, Monica Pugsley, Omowunmi Afolalu, Emily Prout

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GCSE results in Bexley bucked the national trend as the number of students achieving five A* to C grades went up this year.

The figure increased to 67 per cent from 64 per cent as shouts of delight and tears of joy could be seen and heard across the borough yesterday.

Every single student at Beths Grammar School in Hartford Road, Bexley, achieved five A* to C grades.

This included Joe Munday who gained 11 A* and 1 A at GCSE while Alex Sharpington achieved 10 A* grades.

Those statistics were replicated by Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar and Townley Grammar School in Bexleyheath.

Beths Grammar head teacher James Skinner said: “I am once again extremely pleased with this year’s results and am delighted that our students were realising their potential in achieving their A* and A grades.

Pupils at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath, also had smiles on their faces.

More than 80 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths.

Head teacher Patricia Sionecki said: “We are all thrilled, it is a very turbulent time in education at present and our students have performed remarkably well.”

Students at Bexleyheath Academy celebrated as 99 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades - up five per cent on 12 months ago.

Blackfen School for Girls, in Blackfen Road, Sidcup, saw more than 95 per cent of its pupils claim five A* to C grades.

Head teacher Matthew Brown said: “I am delighted with these excellent results. Our students have worked extremely hard and deserve the fantastic grades they have achieved.

“The results have been achieved due to a real team effort.”

It was another successful year for Erith School students where 84 per cent of the 327 students achieved five or more A* to C grades.

Cleeve Park in Sidcup was also celebrating as thenumber of students receiving five A* C’s including English and Maths rose by 10 per cent from the previous year.

Cabinet member for education Cllr John Fuller said: “These provisional figures have given us yet another great set of impressive results and show how strong education is in Bexley.

“We have some incredibly talented and bright young people in the borough and these grades are evidence of just that. Together with our high performing schools we have so much to offer our young people locally. I know that many of these young people are now going on to study at our excellent sixth forms and I wish them all the best.”

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