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GCSE Results Day 2018: West Hatch High School maintains 'high standards' at 'turbulent time' for schools

PUBLISHED: 15:20 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 23 August 2018

Ismail Wood. Pic: West Hatch High School

Ismail Wood. Pic: West Hatch High School

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Pupils at West Hatch High School have kept up a tradition of doing "exceptionally well" at GCSE.

Katie Scollan. Pic: West Hatch High SchoolKatie Scollan. Pic: West Hatch High School

Daniel Leonard, headteacher at the school, based in High Road, Chigwell, said: “At an extremely turbulent time for schools within the current education system and the first time through the new examinations for many subjects, I am very pleased the school has maintained its high standards.

“I’d like to wish all students a huge congratulations and thank the staff for their hard work and commitment.”

This year’s results come mid-way through a major shake-up of education, which has seen most subjects moved from the traditional lettered scale, A* to U, to numbers.

The change began last year, with English and maths the first subjects to move to the numbers, which range from nine - above an A* - to a one.

George White. Pic: West Hatch High SchoolGeorge White. Pic: West Hatch High School

The school’s top performers included Surina Dhaliwal who scooped six grade nines – the highest grade under the new numbered system.

Ismail Wood got two grade nines, George White gained one, Melisa Ozelci achieved two of the top grade while Katie Scollan picked up two as well.

Mr Leoonard said: “With all of our top performers enrolling into the sixth form as well as many other exceptional students from within the school and from others, West Hatch will continue to thrive.”

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