GCSE Results Day 2018: Barking Abbey School celebrates 100 per cent pass rate in science
PUBLISHED: 17:51 23 August 2018
There were 14 pupils at Barking Abbey School who achieved the top GCSE grades of 7-9.
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.
“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.