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GCSE Results Day 2018: Success for All Saints pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:13 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:43 23 August 2018

All Saints Catholic School pupil Leo Dedja Picture: Alex Shaw

All Saints Catholic School pupil Leo Dedja Picture: Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw

Pupils at All Saints Catholic School have seen their hard work pay off with top GCSE results.

Anniereetha Moses. Picture: All SaintsAnniereetha Moses. Picture: All Saints

Pupils at All Saints Catholic School have seen their hard work pay off with top GCSE results.

More than a quarter of exam marks at the Wood Lane, Dagenham secondary fell within the new 9 to 7 grade bracket (equivalent to A* to A).

Year 11 pupils racked up more than 60 grade 9s — the highest grade possible — according to headteacher Clare Cantel.

“I am extremely proud of the students, they have shown resilience and a determination to succeed throughout the course and they have now been rewarded for their efforts,” she said.

Emmanuella Akindele (right) and Chinedum Okolo. Picture: All SaintsEmmanuella Akindele (right) and Chinedum Okolo. Picture: All Saints

“It is wonderful that approximately 80 per cent of our Year 11 are staying at All Saints to completed their A-level studies, as last weeks results show we have a very aspirant and high achieving sixth form centre.

“The students, staff and parents have worked together to achieve these outcomes. This is very much a day of celebration at All Saints.”

Star pupils include Emmanuella Akindele and Chinedum Okolo, who each picked up six 9s each.

“I was completely shocked with my results,” said Emmanuella, who also achieved an 8, a 7 and an A*.

“I know I worked hard but I am so pleased.”

A surprised David Emoot was left shocked with his five 9s, three 8s and a 7.

Describing his reaction to opening his grades, he was lost for words.

“It’s just great — I can’t really explain,” he said.

He admitted an uneasy wait for his results.

“Up to this point I was nervous, but not nervous enough,” said David, 16.

“But this morning it kind of hit me: I was getting my results.”

Leo Dedja was also blown away with his 9 in maths and 9/8 combined science grades.

The 16-year-old hopes to study economics at LSE in the future.

Meanwhile a shocked Ellie Corney, also 16, bagged 9s in English and RE.

“I thought I’d failed,” she said.

Despite being “quite artsy”, 16-year-old Anniereetha Moses will stay at All Saints to study A-levels in biology, chemistry and maths.

Asked about her ambition to study chemical engineering at UCL, her answer was simple.

“It pays well and I am interested in the subject,” she said.

“I really like how chemical bonds look.”

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