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Havering Results: Abbs Cross Academy headteacher hails impressive GCSE top performers

PUBLISHED: 14:50 24 August 2017

Just a few of Abbs Cross Academy's high achievers this year. L-R: Head boy Tayo Wilson, Jasmine Dillon, Imogen Stallard, Abbie Morgan and Maryam Lawal. Photo: Matt Clemenson

Just a few of Abbs Cross Academy's high achievers this year. L-R: Head boy Tayo Wilson, Jasmine Dillon, Imogen Stallard, Abbie Morgan and Maryam Lawal. Photo: Matt Clemenson

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New grading schemes caused no problems for pupils at Abbs Cross Academy, who posted some incredible GCSE results this year.

The school, in Abbs Cross Lane, Hornchurch, managed an impressive haul of results this year, with 16pc of students bagging the top 8 or 9 grades in the new English and maths exams.

Headteacher Nicola Jethwa told the Recorder her staff were incredibly proud of this year’s achievements.

She said: “We are really pleased with all our results, but in particular with the number of students we have seen register the very top grades, particularly when it comes to the new maths and English grades, where we have seen a really large proportion of pupils manage either 8s or 9s.

“When there was so much uncertainty surrounding the new system, it is great to see that our students really got on board and put so much hard work in.”

One of the school’s greatest success stories was Abbie Morgan, who managed to bag an unbelieve 10A*s - including a 9 in the new maths exam.

She said: “I really didn’t expect to do this well, I’m really happy with the results and just shocked mainly – I was really nervous this morning so it’s such a huge relief to know I got such good grades.”

Meanwhile Maryam Lawal was shocked at just how well she had done.

She told the Recorder: “I’ve broken the family record - no one had ever got any A*s before.

“I managed two A*s, six As and two Bs and I’m really happy that the hard work I put in paid off.”

Another success story was head boy Tayo Wilson, who not only managed to scoop an impressive haul of grades, he also organised and collected the money for the school’s leavers hoodies.

He said: “I can’t even put into words how I’m feeling right now, it’s surreal.

“I’m really relieved and happy and it’s just great its ended so well.”

In a real show of the school’s community spirit, a number of Abbs Cross leavers will be returning to the school on September 4 to give an assembly to the new Year 11s about the importance of revision.

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