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Havering results: Nine Hall Mead pupils achieve new top GCSE grades in both English and maths

PUBLISHED: 10:54 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:42 24 August 2017

Hall Mead students who achieved the new grade 9 in either English or Maths: Charlie Myers; Kiera Hopkins; Madeleine Burnet; Chanya Jamjumras; Tyler Clark; Brooke Haggata-Davies; Thomas Gibson; Sarah Emanuel.

Hall Mead students who achieved the new grade 9 in either English or Maths: Charlie Myers; Kiera Hopkins; Madeleine Burnet; Chanya Jamjumras; Tyler Clark; Brooke Haggata-Davies; Thomas Gibson; Sarah Emanuel.

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Pupils at Hall Mead School, in Upminster, celebrated an excellent set of GCSE results today.

Hall Mead student Andrew Madu who achieved the outstanding feat of getting a grade 9 in both English and maths. Hall Mead student Andrew Madu who achieved the outstanding feat of getting a grade 9 in both English and maths.

Nine students, at the school in Marlborough Gardens, achieved a grade 9 in both English and Maths, the new highest mark in the subjects.

A school spokeswoman said: “With the reformed GCSEs in English and Maths, outcomes were very positive with 75 per cent of students achieving a standard pass in both English and maths.”

Hall Mead was particularly proud of Andrew Madu, one of the nine who achieved a grade 9 in maths and English.

Charlie Myers, Kiera Hopkins, Madeleine Burnet, Chanya Jamjumras, Tyler Clark, Brooke Haggata-Davies, Thomas Gibson, Mitchell Broad and Sarah Emanuel were some of the students who achieved the new highest mark.

Hall Mead students Hannah Wood, Lauren Greenland, Kiera Hopkins and Sophie Lake celebrating achieving a new grade 9 in English or maths. Hall Mead students Hannah Wood, Lauren Greenland, Kiera Hopkins and Sophie Lake celebrating achieving a new grade 9 in English or maths.

Headteacher Simon London commented: “We are really proud of the achievements of our students this year, particularly at a time of such dramatic change nationally. I wish them all the very best for the future.”

This is the first year of the new numerical grading system for English and maths, with marks between 1 and 9 – with 9 being the highest.

The Recorder has worked out that 4 is approximately a C grade, 6 equals a B grade and 7 equals an A grade.

Send in your pictures and stories to ralph.blackburn@archant.co.uk.

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