GCSE: Esther tops the lot with 11 A*s at Bethnal Green Academy
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One pupil got an astonishing 11 A* grades in her GCSE exams at Bethnal Green Academy in east London.
Esther De Oliveira also managed an A grade for a 12th GCSE pass to add to her incredible tally.
The 16-year-old was one of a host of outstanding pupils coming home with A*s and As.
Close behind her was Christopher Comiskey with nine A*s and three As and Gianna-Marie Morrison with eight A*s and three As.
Sumy Ahmed achieved seven A*s and six As, while Theodore Gilbert had five A*s and seven As.
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More than eight-out-of-10 pupils got A*-to-C grades including English and Maths in yesterday’s GCSE results.
A third of them secured the English Baccalaureate qualification, beating the 2015 national average of 23 per cent.
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“They have set aspirational targets for future students,” proud principal Mark Kearny said. “It has been a culmination of years of changes to the curriculum and exams with the introduction of new measures, with everyone at the academy rising to the challenge.”
The school achieved 0.83 in the new Progress 8 score where individual GCSE performance is compared to what was predicted for each pupil in Year 7 when they entered secondary education—almost a grade higher than the national average.
The new system focuses on the progress made during a pupil’s time at secondary school which is regarded as a more complete way of judging educational standards.