GCSE results: Record-breaking results at Robert Clack

PUBLISHED: 13:26 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 24 August 2017

Acting headteacher Russell Taylor addresses pupils at Robert Clack School (Picture: Alex Shaw)

Acting headteacher Russell Taylor addresses pupils at Robert Clack School (Picture: Alex Shaw)

Alex Shaw

Robert Clack School pupils were today praised for their “best ever” GCSE results.

Provisional results show 68 per cent of the Gosfield Road, Dagenham school’s cohort achieved grades A*-C or equivalent.

This year’s new-style exams used a 9 to 1 graded system in English, English literature and maths.

Eight students attained straight A*-A (or 9-7) grades.

They include Dylan Affum, who achieved three 9 grades and seven A*s. He plans to stay at the school and one day study either chemical or mechanical engineering at MIT.

Aspiring Oxford law student Chioma Oleh achieved a 9 in English literature and 8s in maths and English, with A*s in biology, chemistry, history, religious studies and physics.

“We’re very proud of our results,” said acting headteacher Russell Taylor, who attended the school between 1989 and 1996.

Outgoing headteacher Sir Paul Grant called the results “the best ever on my watch as headteacher.”

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