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GCSE results 2018: Seven Kings High School pupils celebrate with free ice cream

PUBLISHED: 10:55 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 29 August 2018

Seven Kings High School pupils received their GCSE exam results today. Photo: Aaron Walawalkar

Seven Kings High School pupils received their GCSE exam results today. Photo: Aaron Walawalkar

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Seven Kings High School pupils are celebrating their success with free ice cream after nearly a third received A*-A grades in their GCSEs.

Seven Kings High School pupil Yousef Abbasi achieved the highest grades of any boy this year. Photo: Aaron WalawalkarSeven Kings High School pupil Yousef Abbasi achieved the highest grades of any boy this year. Photo: Aaron Walawalkar

After weeks of anxious waiting, nervous year 11 students arrived at the school, in Ley Street, to collect their examination results this morning (August 22). 
Deputy headteacher Tanya Coleman said: “We have a projected Progress 8 grade of +0.8.

“This will place Seven Kings as one of the top state community schools in the country.

“Well over a third of our grades are seven to nine or A* to A.” 
She added: “That’s impressive and a testament to our community.”

Ice cream vendor Ray was handing free treats outside Seven Kings High School. Photo: Aaron WalawalkarIce cream vendor Ray was handing free treats outside Seven Kings High School. Photo: Aaron Walawalkar

Yousuf Abbasi, 16, achieved the highest grades of any boy at the school scoring nines and eights across the board - save for a seven in geography.

He said: “It is a bit overwhelming. This really took me by surprise. I thought I had flopped physics. But I exceeded my own expectations.”
After finishing sixthform he plans to do financial maths or chemical engineering at university.
Fellow pupil Zaynab Mohammed, 16, got all 7 and 8 grades in her GCSEs.

She said: “I don’t know how to explain this! It doesn’t feel real - its surreal!” 
She is going to study english, sociology and history at A-level.

Seven Kings High School deputy headteacher Tanya Coleman. Photo: Aaron WalawalkarSeven Kings High School deputy headteacher Tanya Coleman. Photo: Aaron Walawalkar

Ria Hoondle, 16, achieved the top grades in her year group with 8s and 9s across the board.

She said: “I feel really happy.”

“I didn’t expect to do that well at all.”

Seven Kings High School pupil Zaynab Mohammed, 16. Photo: Aaron WalawalkarSeven Kings High School pupil Zaynab Mohammed, 16. Photo: Aaron Walawalkar

She hopes to go into dentistry or become an architect. 
Ice cream vendor Ray is delighted to be giving out free ice cream for the fifth year in a row at Seven Kings High School. 
He said: “Its so great to see people’s surprised faces when they realise it is free.”

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