Bexley schools buck national GCSE trend

16:13 24 August 2012

Welling School triplets Laura, Thomas and Hanna Madden, who totalled 37 A* grades between them

Welling School triplets Laura, Thomas and Hanna Madden, who totalled 37 A* grades between them

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Almost 90 per cent of pupils in Bexley achieved five A* to C GCSE grades as results bucked the national trend yesterday.

Bexleyheath Academy students l-r: Ellen Cosgrove, Jamie Dixon and Chantelle GillamBexleyheath Academy students l-r: Ellen Cosgrove, Jamie Dixon and Chantelle Gillam

Bexleyheath Academy and St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School both enjoyed their best results ever this year.

More than 92 per cent of pupils got five A*s to Cs while St Columba’s had an excellent 94.2 per cent gaining the same grades.

Townley Grammar School students Molly Nickson and Victoria Butterworth both achieved 12 A*s, closely followed by Faye Matthews with 11 A*s. Of the exams taken over 85 per cent of the grades were A* to B.

Head teacher Desmond Deehan said: “All our GCSE students have made a major contribution to the life of the school over the last five years and thoroughly deserve the recognition for their hard work.

St Columba's students l-r: Michael Offe, Stephen Oputa, Ejiro Otu and Gabriel AdedoyinSt Columba's students l-r: Michael Offe, Stephen Oputa, Ejiro Otu and Gabriel Adedoyin

“I would like to extend my thanks to the dedicated teachers who have made this possible.”

Townley Grammar was one of four schools in the borough where every student gained five A* to C grades, the others being Beths Grammar, Bexley Grammar and Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar.

Trinity School in Belvedere was delighted with its results, which saw 72.5 per cent of pupils gain five A* to C grades in their exams.

Head teacher Ian Collins said: “We are very pleased with these results which demonstrates the relationship which exists between pupils, parents and staff.”

Townley Grammar students celebrate their GCSE results l-r: Lauren Downing, Rebecca Meegan, Darion Moore, Chrystal Gosden and Katie Ricketts.Townley Grammar students celebrate their GCSE results l-r: Lauren Downing, Rebecca Meegan, Darion Moore, Chrystal Gosden and Katie Ricketts.

At Business Academy Bexley, almost 80 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades.

Student Richard Atedjundi, who got 3 A*s and 6 As, said: “I’m extremely happy with my results. None of this would have been possible without the help of the excellent teachers.”

Head teacher Guy Nicholls added: “Our students and staff should be really proud and have demonstrated that success is here to stay at the Business Academy.”

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