Redbridge results: Ilford Grammar School pupils celebrate GCSE success
PUBLISHED: 14:35 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:42 25 August 2016
Ilford Grammar School pupils have been finding out just how much five years of hard work in secondary school have paid off and picking up their GCSE results today.
The grammar school, in High Road, Goodmayes, was the top performing independent school in Redbridge last year, and continued its exam success this time around.
Upon discovering he had achieved an A grade in his maths exam, Munashe decided to play a prank on his father, telling him that he had failed.
After an extremely long and awkward silence, Munashe had to come clean and reveal the happy news to his dad.
His friend Ben went another way, choosing not to immediately find out how he had done.
He said: “I’m very happy with the school and confident that my grades will be good, but I’m going to open them when I get home.”
Jagpreet kept it simple, saying only: “I am very happy with my results.”
While the vast majority of pupil’s were exceedingly happy with their achievements, there was still some sadness.
Pupil Taj told members of staff: “This is the best school and if only they offered A-levels I wouldn’t need to move on. I got all A grades!”
Headteacher Barbara Wiggs was thrilled that the hard work all her students had put in was rewarded.
She said: “Congratulations to all our students who have worked hard for their GCSE’s and gained the results they deserve.
“We wish them well in their future studies and look forward to hearing of their future success.”
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