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Redbridge results: Woodbridge High School celebrates record results despite new GCSE marking ‘turbulence’

PUBLISHED: 12:03 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:10 24 August 2017

Pupils at Woodbridge High School receiving their GCSE results. Picture: Woodbridge

Pupils at Woodbridge High School receiving their GCSE results. Picture: Woodbridge

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Woodbridge High School has said it is extremely pleased with its GCSE results, despite “turbulence” due to the new grading system.

The school, in St Barnabas Road, Woodford Green, achieved its best ever results, with 73 per cent of students achieving passes in English and maths.

This is the first year of the new numerical grading system for English and maths, with marks between 1 and 9 – with 9 being the highest.

The Recorder has worked out that 4 is approximately a C grade, 6 equals a B grade and 7 equals an A grade.

A Woodbridge spokeswoman said: “Due to these changes, we are expecting turbulence in results nationally.

“Given this expected turbulence, we have performed very strongly.

“Today is about celebrating the results of each of our individual students, and we are particularly proud of the following students who achieved a high number of 9, 8, 7, A* or A grades.”

Lucy Malpas, Lorna Cartwright, Hannah Teague, Niamh Mellotte and Scarlet House all achieved the equivilant of 11 A* and A grades.

David Wan and Hessa Shahid, both achieved 10 A*, A and 7+ grades, while Jonathan Miller, Zoe Watson-Field, Ayesha Patel and Alex Spaldind all were awarded nine.

All of these students are planning to return to Woodbridge to study for A-levels in the sixth form.

The spokeswoman added: “These results have been achieved through the hard work of our students and teachers and our congratulations go to all of them.”

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