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Havering GCSEs 2014: St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College

From left to right: Jezelle Smith-Thomas, 16, Samuel Quang, 16, Ladi Shobowale, 16, Laura Davenport, 16, Kike Adedeji, 16, Lara Davenport, 16, and Babalola Ajose, 16,  at St Edwards C of E school in London Road, Romford From left to right: Jezelle Smith-Thomas, 16, Samuel Quang, 16, Ladi Shobowale, 16, Laura Davenport, 16, Kike Adedeji, 16, Lara Davenport, 16, and Babalola Ajose, 16, at St Edwards C of E school in London Road, Romford

Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:08 PM

School pupils and pleased parents were celebrating outstanding GCSE results at St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College this morning.

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The Romford school pupils celebrated the schools best year yet for GCSE English language results, with 84 per cent of pupils achieving an A* to C in the subject - up 13pc from last years results.

Excelling pupils included 16-year-old Jezelle Smith-Thomas, of Dagenham, who achieved nine A*s, an A and a B, and Ladi Shobowale, 16, of Dagenham, who achieved four A*s, five As and two Bs.

An emotional Jezell said: “I don’t know what to say - I feel great, I’m so happy.” She added: “I want to go on and study biomedical sciences now.”

Fellow pupil Ladi said: “I was surprised at first but I’m really excited for the future and I’m really happy with my grades.”

Other star pupils included 16-year-old Babalola Ajose, of Forest Gate, who got eight A*s, an A and three Bs, and Samuel Quang, 16, of Romford, taking home two A*s seven As and three Bs.

St Edward’s headteacher Rev Alan Perry said: “Overall we’re pleased with the progress that the students have made this year - this is the third year in a row that our English language results have gone up.”

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