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Stoke Newington School students take new GCSE English and maths grading system ‘in their stride’

PUBLISHED: 09:33 25 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:57 25 August 2017

Students at Stoke Newington School collecting their GCSE results. Credit: Victoria Hargreaves

Students at Stoke Newington School collecting their GCSE results. Credit: Victoria Hargreaves

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Stoke Newington School students have taken the new GCSE English and maths grading system in their stride, according to their headteacher.

Students at Stoke Newington School collecting their GCSE results. Credit: Victoria HargreavesStudents at Stoke Newington School collecting their GCSE results. Credit: Victoria Hargreaves

Students at the comprehensive school bucked the national average, with 71per cent getting five A* to C grades – or equivalent 9 to 4 grades – and more than 75pc achieving 4 to 9 scores in the core subject. There were also 39 top level 9 grades in English or maths, with four students gaining a 9 in English and maths.

While 37pc of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate – well above the 24pc national figure from last year.

Headteacher Annie Gammon said: “We are very proud of our year 11 students – every one of them. We know that they are ambitious for their achievements; they worked hard and have been well taught and supported by our teachers.

“We continue to have excellent results in our creative subjects, as well as students achieving well in the fundamentals of maths and English. We are really pleased with their success.”

Students at Stoke Newington School collecting their GCSE results. Credit: Victoria HargreavesStudents at Stoke Newington School collecting their GCSE results. Credit: Victoria Hargreaves

The school also says it expects a ‘highly positive’ result in its Progress 8 score, a government measure introduced last year which measures pupil progress throughout secondary school.

Chair of governors Crispin Truman added: “We are very pleased that students at our inclusive, community school are doing so well. We continue to achieve results which improve year on year and are well above national averages.

“We are particularly proud of the value added for every group of students: almost all our pupils make strong progress.”

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