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PUBLISHED: 18:44 02 September 2009 | UPDATED: 17:05 25 August 2010

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Tope Yusuf, Shanence Bonner, Esther Famosa and Aneb Jama

TEENAGERS were celebrating their best-ever GCSE results with several schools in the area reaching a 100 per cent pass rate. A gruelling revision period coupled with sitting several exams in a warm and crowded sport s hall, culminated in emotional scenes

TEENAGERS were celebrating their best-ever GCSE results with several schools in the area reaching a 100 per cent pass rate.

A gruelling revision period coupled with sitting several exams in a warm and crowded sport's hall, culminated in emotional scenes as students discovered their results.

Beths Grammar School in Bexley became the top performing boys' school in the country due to their children being encouraged to take some GCSEs early and then go on to take one or two AS levels alongside their remaining exams.

In Greenwich, 62 per cent of pupils received five plus GCSEs at A* to C, a rise of 4.3 per cent from last year.

Those achieving five plus GCSEs, including Maths and English rose by 2.9 per cent to 43.0 per cent.

Children's councillor Jackie Smith said: "The results show that most of our schools have seen substantial improvement over the past few years. Where there are outstanding issues or concerns, we will continue to work with schools to address them.

"Given the concerns there are about the pressure on jobs in the current economic climate, it's crucial that young people are given the best opportunities to succeed. The council is clear that as the borough continues to regenerate, young people in Greenwich are best placed to reap the rewards of future economic success."

Bromley council do not collate their data until October, as bosses believe that is when the results will be accurate, in case any are appealed.

Babington House in Grange Drive, Chislehurst achieved a 100 per cent rate as well as a 100 per cent in pupils achieving five A* to C.

Head Teacher, Deborah Odysseas-Bailey stated: "Several pupils moved from other schools because their parents felt that they would gain higher grades at Babington House."

Bromley High in Grange Drive, Chislehurst also boasted a 100 per cent pass rate.

Bexley received its best ever results with the number of pupils achieving A* to C grades, including Maths and English, rising from 51 to 57.4 per cent.

All of the students at Beths Grammar School in Hartford Road, Bexley achieved A* to Cs including Maths and English.

While St Catherine's Roman Catholic School for Girls saw 77 per cent of students achieving this.

92 per cent of Harris Academy Falconwood in the Green, Bexley achieved five or more A* - C grades at GCSE.

Harris Academy in Falconwood up from 17 per cent to 42 per cent, Trinity School was up from 32 per cent to 53.6 per cent, Welling up from 29 per cent to 37 per cent, Erith School was up from 28 per cent to 35 per cent Bexleyheath up from 29 per cent to 35.4 per cent.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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