GCSE results: Staff and students at Loxford School worked ‘110 per cent’ to get best-ever GCSE results

A week after achieving its best ever A-level marks, Loxford School of Science and Technology’s year 11 pupils got in on the act with their exam results today.

The school in Loxford Lane, Ilford, broke its GCSE record too with 91 per cent of students getting five A*s to Cs.

With English and maths, 67 per cent achieved the same results and in both categories, the school improved by eight per cent on last year.

Headteacher Anita Johnson said: “The students and staff have put in 110 per cent.

“There’s a massive buzz in the school and it’s an exciting place to be.“

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Kulsoom Syed, 16, who hadn’t been nervous until today, said she had done her best in achieving one A*, five As, three Bs and a C.

She said: “There’s nothing more I could have done.

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“The results were what I pictured and I reached my goal.”

She will now take A-levels in biology, psychology, philosophy and maths at Loxford.

She said: “I did have a couple of options, but I’m comfortable here.

“My friends are here and I’m comfortable with the teachers.”

Kemal Cakli, 16, achieved two A*s, five As and three Bs, but hadn’t been able to sleep last night with nerves.

He said he was shaking when he was handed the envelope containing his marks but was “so happy” to see how he’d done.

He worked for about six hours a day on revision up to his exams.

He said: “It’s a lot of sacrifice.

“People had finished their exams and were going out.”

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