Highams Park School tops last year's results despite exam changes
Zoie O'Brien, Reporter, covering Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone. Call me on 07768 507 739 / / News
Pupils at Highams Park School are said to have done "exceptionally well" in their GCSEs despite government changes to core subjects.
As sixteen-year-olds gathered at the school gates this morning, headteacher STeve Riches spoke of his pride after students managed to top last year’s results with 70 per cent of children achieving A* to C grades.
This year saw a return to traditional end-of-year exams, with continual assessment scrapped.
Mr Riches said: “To go on and top last year’s results is brilliant, especially in the light of the government changes.
“The students and teachers have worked very hard.”
Matthew Bird, 16, who achieved seven A*s and three As has set his sights on going to Cambridge University after his A-levels.
He said: “I am genuinely amazed. I was hoping to get these results but I didn’t know if I would.
“I want to go to Cambridge to take English literature.”
Richard Sadan, 16, hopes to become a police officer after taking his A Levels.
He said: “I thought I was only going to get five Cs but I got seven. I did a lot better than I thought.”
Pupil Leanne Smith said: “I really don’t know what I am going to do yet, I think I want to go to university.
“I’m very happy.”
Zoe Rogers, 16, hopes to go on to study pathology at university.
He said: “I have been predicting Bs but I worked so hard, I am really, really pleased.
“I want to so biology, chemistry, maths and sociology at A level but I’m not sure where I will take them yet.”
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