A-level results: Robert Clack headteacher delighted with school’s success

PUBLISHED: 11:09 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:32 17 August 2017

Robert Clack pupils celebrate their exam results

Robert Clack pupils celebrate their exam results


The headteacher of Robert Clack School has praised his pupils on the best A-level results during his tenure.

Sir Paul Grant, who has been in charge of the Gosfield Road, Dagenham school for 21 years, said: “Our sixth form is thriving.

“This record of success which is based on high quality teaching, leadership, opportunity and partnership is certain to continue.”

Nearly a quarter of all papers sat at the school were graded A or A*, with nearly a third of pupils achieving AAB or above.

Of those who took BTEC exams, 49.7 per cent of results were distinction*, the top grade.

Sorcha Grant, who got A*A*A in history, English literature and biology, is off to Oxford University to study history.

She said: “I’m delighted with my results - I didn’t ever think this was possible. I couldn’t have done it without the school and I’m really excited to get started.”

The school also had a 100 pc success rate of getting medicine applicants into university, with two pupils securing places.

Yagmura Adalier, who will train as a doctor in Sheffield, said: “It’s a long course but I’m ready for it. I really liked the university when I looked round and I can’t wait.”

Lara Akinnawonu, who will train in Cardiff, said: “Five or six years studying is kind of daunting, but I am so excited. I’m grateful to the school for helping me get these grades.”

Another student, Emily Clarkson, will study history at Durham after achieving ABB.

She said: “It’s a big relief to get the results and I’m really pleased to be studying at the second best university for history in the country.”

And one pupil achieved a perfect set of 3 A*s in maths, further maths and physics. Luke Grazette will take his place at Warwick University to study maths next year.

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