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GCSE results 2018: Woodbridge High School celebrate their best ever

PUBLISHED: 12:01 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:01 23 August 2018

Faizah Shujah, Nafisa Zilani, Wiktoria Borzynska,  Joyie Chau and Zoe Aimey. Photo: Woodbridge High School

Faizah Shujah, Nafisa Zilani, Wiktoria Borzynska, Joyie Chau and Zoe Aimey. Photo: Woodbridge High School

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Woodbridge High School is celebrating after receiving its best GCSE results ever.

Joe Dorey and David Izekor. Photo: Woodbridge High SchoolJoe Dorey and David Izekor. Photo: Woodbridge High School

After weeks of anxious waiting, nervous pupils have been collecting their exam results from the school, in St Barnabas Road, Woodford Green, this morning, August 23.

Overall, the school achieved its best ever GCSE results ever with a record 74pc gaining grade 4 or better in both English and Maths, and 51pc gaining grade 5 or better in both subjects.

The school has also seen an increase in A* and grade 9 GCSEs across all subjects, with students gaining a total of 62 grade 9s in the new GCSEs and 13 A*s in the remaining old-style GCSEs.

Headteacher Steven Hogan said: “Given these significant changes to the examination system, Woodbridge students have yet again risen to the challenge and performed strongly.”

Joe Dorey and Khalil Persad. Photo: Woodbridge High SchoolJoe Dorey and Khalil Persad. Photo: Woodbridge High School

He added: “These new GCSEs are considerably more difficult than the previous versions.”

The school has given special mention to 12 students who achieved a high number of 9, 8, 7, A* or A grades.

The top three among these students are Janita Hussain who achieved eight grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade A*; Isaak Bigaignon-Baumard with one grade 9, six grade 8s and four grade 7s and Faizah Shuja who acheived two grade 9s, five grade 8s, one grade 7, one grade A* and one grade A.

The others include Zaynab Rafiq, Nafisa Zilani, Ethan Millen, Ramisa Zaman, Wiktoria Borzynska, Amani Hussain, Katie Williams, Jayanth Vasanth Kumar, Joshua Nelson.

Dale and Zoe Aimey. Photo: Woodbridge High SchoolDale and Zoe Aimey. Photo: Woodbridge High School

All of these students are planning to return to Woodbridge to study for A Levels in the Sixth Form.

Headteacher Steven Hogan added: “This year’s GCSE results have been achieved through the immense hard work of our students, their parents and their teachers.

“Given the challenges that these new GCSEs have brought, both students and teachers at Woodbridge have worked hard very hard indeed to achieve this success. My congratulations go to all of them.

He added: “I would like once again to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Beaumont, our retiring headteacher, for his service to the Woodbridge community.”

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