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GCSE Results: St Edward’s Academy in Romford ‘rightfully proud’ of impressive performance

PUBLISHED: 12:55 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:55 23 August 2018

Students Christabel Oparah; Charley Craig; Tosin Olusoji; Zoe Ikeotuonye; Abigail Hyde with St Edward's Academy headteacher Jodie Hassan. Photo: St Edward's Academy

Students Christabel Oparah; Charley Craig; Tosin Olusoji; Zoe Ikeotuonye; Abigail Hyde with St Edward's Academy headteacher Jodie Hassan. Photo: St Edward's Academy

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The new headteacher at St Edward’s Academy in Romford has credited her Year 11s’ hard-work for earning a pleasing set of GCSE results this year.

The school in London Road saw 70pc of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in English language and English literature and 24pc achieving a Grade 7 or above in maths.

Overall, nearly half of all students in Year 11 achieved the new government measure of a strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in both English and maths and 71pc of students successfully gained a standard pass (a minimum of Grade 4) in English and maths.

Jodie Hassan, the headteacher of St Edward’s Academy since April, said: “We are happy to celebrate an excellent set of GCSE results achieved by students at St Edward’s Academy.

“Students and staff are rightfully proud of these results after all of our hard work. We have many wonderful success stories to applaud.

“Our students are placed in the perfect position for continued academic success in the St Edward’s Sixth Form and beyond.”

The school heaped praise on student success with many achieving a Grade 9 – higher than the previous A*, and in specific subjects hugely impressive results were recorded.

For example, the school’s Mandarin students managed to return 72pc Grade 7 or above.

Mrs Hassan added: “As a Church of England school, we are particularly pleased that 23 of our students achieved grade 9 in Religious Studies.”

Tim Coulson, chief executive of the Unity Schools Partnership of which St Edward’s Academy is a member, said: “I would like to congratulate all the pupils and staff for their hard work and success.

“The Unity Schools Partnership is very proud of all their achievements and we wish the young people every success as they go onto the next stage of their lives.”

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