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Debden Park High School and King Harold Academy have also achieved their highest ever pass rates
Parents, pupils and teachers throughout the district are celebrating today, as GCSE pass rates rise at almost every school.
Denice Halpin, of King Harold Academy, announced this morning that results at the Waltham Abbey school were the best ever.
She said: “I am proud to announce this year’s GCSE results, which are the best in the school’s history. This year, 59% of students received 5+ A*-C grades, including English and Maths.
“There have been many outstanding individual performances and 40% of all students have gained a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grades A*-C, with 21% gaining 10 or more A*-C grades.
“These are remarkable achievements and reflect the continued rise in academic standards at the school.”
At Debden Park High School, the pass figure rose by 12 per cent, something which headteacher, Christian Cavanagh, is extremely proud of.
He said: “This year 75% of their students achieved 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths.
“Our results are the best the school has ever achieved. They are outstanding. We want to congratulate all students and staff for these phenomenal results. They are testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at Debden Park High School.”
Students at the Willingale Road school, Fion Tang and Songyan Yu, are now both looking forward to studying A levels in Woodford after impressive test scores.
Miss Yu, 16, who achieved 9 A*s, said that she enjoyed her time at the school.
She said: “I worked really hard so I was expecting to do well. The teachers here are so helpful. Even at lunch time you can find them to ask them something.”
Miss Tang, 16, has now set her sights on becoming a dentist or a teacher.
She said: “I five A*s and seven A’s so I am really happy.
“It is a very good school.”
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