GCSE Results Day 2018: Barking Abbey School celebrates 100 per cent pass rate in science

PUBLISHED: 17:51 23 August 2018

Muhammad Hussain managed an 8 in French, despite having only being studying it for one year. Picture: Paul Bennett

Muhammad Hussain managed an 8 in French, despite having only being studying it for one year. Picture: Paul Bennett


There were 14 pupils at Barking Abbey School who achieved the top GCSE grades of 7-9.

Navneet Bains, with proud mum Aman. Picture: Paul BennettNavneet Bains, with proud mum Aman. Picture: Paul Bennett

The school in Sandringham Road celebrated an average grade of 5 (a strong pass).

Among the top students was 16-year-old Jyotsna Mony, who achieved four 9s, five 8s, two 7s and two A*s.

She said: “I didn’t think I’d do that well.

“I wasn’t expecting any 9s so I was actually over the moon. I was predicted them but I’d heard how only a small percentage of the whole country would get them.

Joanna Macinnes with Jyotsna Mony, two of the school's top performers who both achieved straight 7 to 9s. Picture: Paul BennettJoanna Macinnes with Jyotsna Mony, two of the school's top performers who both achieved straight 7 to 9s. Picture: Paul Bennett

“I was so happy when I opened them.”

Joanna Macinnes was another top performer – she managed eight 9s, two A*s and two As. She’ll be staying on at Barking Abbey to do A-levels in maths, biology and chemistry, with the aim of going into medicine.

“I’m very happy,” she said.

“I wasn’t expecting a single 9 at all.

“It was a mixture of nervousness and excitement when I opened them.”

Another nervous student was Navneet Bains, who achieved 7s in all the subjects he wants to study at A-level.

“I was kind of nervous because I wasn’t sure if I would do well,” he said.

“I’m not really sure what I was expecting, because the exams were quite hard.

“It’s just a relief to have it over with now.”

Navneet will also be staying on at the school to study English literature, history and graphic design at A-level.

Around two thirds of students achieved 5s and above in English and 4s and above in maths, while there was a 100 per cent pass rate for physics, biology and chemistry.

Muhammad Hussain achieved an 8 in maths – although he admits he was a little disappointed.

“I’d worked hard for a 9, so I set this personal goal of reaching that,” he said.

“But it’s still a good result, I can’t complain.

“I got an 8 in French even though I only really started it in Year 11 – I just envisaged myself opening the envelope on the day with the results I wanted inside.”

Muhammad will be continuing his studies at Barking Abbey with A-levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.

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