Redbridge results: Wanstead High School celebrates increase in A* and A GCSE grades

Wanstead High last year. L-R Isobel Mills, Madeline Oshodi, Ella Henry, Melisande Prince-Hodges who

Wanstead High last year. L-R Isobel Mills, Madeline Oshodi, Ella Henry, Melisande Prince-Hodges who between them scored an astonishing 42 A*s. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Wanstead High School celebrated getting their GCSE results today, with a significant number getting the very highest grades.

As schools adjust to the new GCSE marking system, Wanstead High was able to report a large number of students receiving the new top grade 9 in both English and maths.

This marks an increase in the equivalent A* and A grades from previous years.

This is the first year with the new numerical grading system for English and maths, which ranks papers between 1 and 9, with 9 being the highest.

The Recorder estimates a 4 is the equivalent to a C, a 6 is the equivalent to a B and a 7 to an A.


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Headteacher at the school in Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead, Bob Hamlyn, said: “We’re really happy for our students.

“They worked hard for these grades, and it’s great to see so many of them meet or exceed their own expectations.

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“Once again we’re well above national averages.”

Send all of your pictures and stories from GCSE results day to ralp.blackburn@archant.co.uk.

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