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GCSE Results Day 2018: Eastbury headteacher praises 'great progress' of pupils

PUBLISHED: 11:41 24 August 2018

Pupils at Eastbury Community School celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Eastbury Community School

Pupils at Eastbury Community School celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Eastbury Community School

Eastbury Community School

Eastbury Community School's executive headteacher has praised the "great progress" his pupils have made to succeed in their GCSEs.

David Dickson said: “Our aspirational students and staff have risen to the challenges of the new harder exams in 2018, and the new grading systems.

“We are extremely pleased with the success of our students in this demanding year.”

The Hulse Avenue, Barking school saw 59 per cent of pupils gain 9-4 in both English and maths. Twelve pc gained 9-7s in both subjects.

The top performing pupil was Jonida Kolgjini, who scored nine 9s. She said: “I am extremely pleased and surprised with my straight grade 9 results.

“I hope having the best results in the country will act as a stepping stone to excel in my A-Levels and in my future career.”

She will be staying on at the school’s sixth form to study biology, chemistry, maths and physics.

Other top achievers include Muhammad Tariq, Syed Mehdi, Mohammed Raza and Haris Sarwar, who all scooped seven 9s, and Mohid Ajmal, Nasteexa Afrah and Hammad Farooq, who got six 9s each.

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