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Havering results: The Albany head teacher ‘very proud’ after several pupils gain level 9 GCSE grades

PUBLISHED: 12:42 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:42 24 August 2017

The Albany School celebrating GCSE success. Gabriele Gorbaciute and Lillie Squibb. Picture: Ken Mears

The Albany School celebrating GCSE success. Gabriele Gorbaciute and Lillie Squibb. Picture: Ken Mears

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The Albany school is celebrating after pupils superseded expectations and gained high achieving marks in their GCSEs.

The Albany School's headteacher Val Masson with from left, Dan Harold, Jack Rice and Jamie Croucher. Picture: Ken Mears. The Albany School's headteacher Val Masson with from left, Dan Harold, Jack Rice and Jamie Croucher. Picture: Ken Mears.

Headteacher Val Masson, said she was “very proud” after several pupils gained level 9 grades in English and maths.

She added that the school’s results for the two subjects rose again this year.

“Several students hit top grades in the new English and maths GCSE which are more challenging than in previous years,” she said.

“In fact, a higher than expected number of students achieved a level 9 which is the same as an A** under the old system.”

Jamie Croucher, 16, centre, with his mum, left, and sister Kyra, celebrating his GCSE success. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah Jamie Croucher, 16, centre, with his mum, left, and sister Kyra, celebrating his GCSE success. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah

Apprehensive pupils beamed with joy as they opened their envelopes to reveal the efforts of their hard work.

Pupil Jack Rice, 16, achieved eight A*s, and two level 9s and a B.

Ms Masson said the results were “fabulous”.

Head boy, Jamie Croucher, 16, hugged his mum and sister Kyra upon learning he had achieved a level 9 in English.

His mum said: “I’m so proud of him. I’m glad he got what he deserved.”

Friends Gabriele-Andrea Gorbaciute and Lille Squibb, both 16, gave each other congratulatory hugs and both said they were “happy” with their results.

“I passed maths, English and science,” said Gabriele who will be attending Palmer’s College in Grays.

Lillie is still to decide which college she will be attending.

Overall the school did well in a range of subjects.

Results for English and maths were strong and pupils also did well in product design, P.E, and computer studies.

“I am proud of all our students and teachers,” continued Ms Masson.

“They have worked so hard and it’s really paid off. Lots of our students will be confidently taking up their courses in colleges and sixth forms and I wish them all the very best in their future pathways.”

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