Students across Havering have been shouting out with excitement this morning (Thursday 24 August), as GCSE pupils picked up their results after one the biggest shake ups in education.
Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, said:
“Well done to all GCSE pupils for their dedication and hard work in this exams. This year was a first for pupils sitting the tougher exams in English and maths under the new grading system, nine to one. 67 per cent of Students achieved a 4 or above in English and maths. ”
Redden Court School saw 75 per cent of pupils achieving grade 4 or above, in either English or maths.
Among the school’s highest achieving pupils was Josie East, of Harold Wood, who achieved nine in English and eight in maths.
“I was so unsure what to expect under the new grading system, I am over moon with my results. I had been revising so hard and it’s really paid off, I am looking forward to starting Shenfield sixth form next month.”
Elizabeth Drinkwater, Tom Adams and Sian Watkins all achieved outstanding results under the new grading and are set to start Cooper’s Company and Coborn School in September.
“I wasn’t sure at all what to expect, it’s been a great surprise and am so excited to be starting Coopers with my friends. “
Head teacher Paul Ward, Redden Court School, added:
“As a school I feel we have done very well, but it has been difficult to judge with the new grading system. I am particularly happy with the number of pupils achieving grade nine’s in maths and English, as we were unsure what to expect with the tougher exams. “