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GCSE: The new Bow Secondary joins the A*-Team notching up top grades

PUBLISHED: 19:44 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 19:45 25 August 2016

The new Bow Secondary School's head Cath Smith

The new Bow Secondary School's head Cath Smith

Bow School

The new Bow Secondary campus on the banks of the Lea River in east London is flooded in A*s and As in only its second year of GCSE results.

Head teacher Cath Smith at the new Bow Secondary campusHead teacher Cath Smith at the new Bow Secondary campus

One-in-five Bow pupils got at least three A* or A grades today.

“So many of our pupils have done really well,” a beaming head teacher Cath Smith said. “They are already enrolled for the sixth form and the A-Level courses of their choice.”

Top achiever is Ariq Rahman, who clocked up five A* grades and four As.

William Evans got eight As and Saif Ahammad two A*s and five As, while both Mohammed Malik and Azizur Rahman each got an A* and six As.

The GCSE success follows on the back of the school’s first-ever A-Level results last week when 38 per cent won places at top Russell Group universities such as east London’s own Queen Mary’s as well as UCL, Manchester and Exeter.

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