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Hackney GCSE Results Day 2019: Petchey Academy sees record number of students gain 10 or more 'strong passes'

PUBLISHED: 18:51 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:26 23 August 2019

Joel Jack, Gary Cole and Mohammed Junaid Katon celebrating their brilliant results in the top 10% of the academy. Picture: Petchey Academy

Joel Jack, Gary Cole and Mohammed Junaid Katon celebrating their brilliant results in the top 10% of the academy. Picture: Petchey Academy

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For the first year, 30 students at Dalston's Petchey Academy scored 10 or more GCSEs at grades 5 to 9 - with some gaining up to 12 top scores.

GCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-HarrisGCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-Harris

A grade 5 is classed as a "strong pass" and is between a B and a C under the old scoring system.

Some 30 per cent of all passes at the Shacklewell Lane school were at grades 6 to 9, while results in biology, chemistry, physics, economics and Mandarin Chinese led the pack with between 85pc and 100pc of all students gaining grade 5 or above.

Principal Olivia Cole said: "Days like today are the reason that many of us go in to teaching in the first place.

"To see students celebrating their hard earned success and being rightly proud of themselves has got to be the best part of being in education.

Deborah Shonibare is extremely happy with her 11 GCSEs, half of which were at the top grades 7 to 9. Picture: Gary ManhineDeborah Shonibare is extremely happy with her 11 GCSEs, half of which were at the top grades 7 to 9. Picture: Gary Manhine

"We are extremely pleased with another strong set of results in the sciences."

As well as those pictured here, star performers included Kyron Caesar, who scored 11 passes at grades 7 to 9 - the equivalent of As and A*s - while Ali Saif and Shalom Adama got six and nine, respectively, of their 11 GCSEs at or above grade 7.

Joel Jack, Gary Cole and Mohammed Junaid Katon celebrating their brilliant results in the top 10% of the academy. Picture: Petchey AcademyJoel Jack, Gary Cole and Mohammed Junaid Katon celebrating their brilliant results in the top 10% of the academy. Picture: Petchey Academy

Twins Deborah and Samuel Shonibare with dad Henry. Picture: Gary ManhineTwins Deborah and Samuel Shonibare with dad Henry. Picture: Gary Manhine

Star student Samatha Gallifant is rightly pleased with her results: 11 GCSEs including six at grades 7 to 9. Picture: Petchey AcademyStar student Samatha Gallifant is rightly pleased with her results: 11 GCSEs including six at grades 7 to 9. Picture: Petchey Academy

Petchey'’s top performing students this year with principal Olivia Cole. Picture: Petchey AcademyPetchey'’s top performing students this year with principal Olivia Cole. Picture: Petchey Academy

Shivani Chauhan gained 12 GCSEs including nine at grades 7 to 9. Picture: Petchey AcademyShivani Chauhan gained 12 GCSEs including nine at grades 7 to 9. Picture: Petchey Academy

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Principal Olivia Cole admiring Mathew Rangel’'s incredible 12 GCSEs, including nine at grades 6 to 9. Picture: Petchey AcademyPrincipal Olivia Cole admiring Mathew Rangel’'s incredible 12 GCSEs, including nine at grades 6 to 9. Picture: Petchey Academy

GCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-HarrisGCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-Harris

GCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-HarrisGCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-Harris

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GCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-HarrisGCSE results day at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. Picture: Shanei Stephenson-Harris

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