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Albany pupils 'ecstatic' on GCSE results day in Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 10:53 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:45 25 August 2016

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.@The_Albany asst head Gary Wimbush congratulating the "ecstatic" Tia Treble who gained 3 A* and 8 As

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Pupils at The Albany School in Hornchurch picked up their GCSE results this morning and were delighted to learn they had improved on last years results.

A very happy Dan Lockwood, 16, and mum Jo Sheppard after collecting his results from The Albany School.A very happy Dan Lockwood, 16, and mum Jo Sheppard after collecting his results from The Albany School.

Figures showed 55 per cent of the grades achieved by the youngsters were A* to C.

Assistant headteacher Gary Wimbush called the results “brilliant”.

“This is a 3pc increase from last year,” he said.

“A few kids have really excelled.”

Along with achieving 100pc in his English exam Zac Green, 16, from Harold Hill, also gained three As, three Bs and one C.

Mr Wimbush continued: “The head of the English department cannot believe it. Zac is a very bright kid.”

Zac said: “I’m a bit shocked, there’s certain subjects I didn’t think I would do well but I did.

“That’s really pleased me. I’m relieved.”

Tia Treble, 15, of Rush Green was ecstatic after achieving three A* and eight As and was also praised by the teacher.

“I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I cannot put it into words. I didn’t expect to get an A* in maths, I’m gobsmacked.”

Mr Wimbush continued: “Some are over the moon and there’s a few tears but generally they have done really well.”

Deputy head Stuart McConnell added: “The thing that we take away from it is the upward trend.

“For three years we have been going up and are very pleased and happy.”

The sentiment was echoed by proud parent Jo Sheppard who accompanied her son Dan Lockwood, 16, to collect his results.

Dan gained one A and said the rest were “B’s”.

Mum Jo said: “I’m very proud and he couldn’t do any better, he did all that he could.”

Dan added: “I’m really pleased with what I got.”

Check out our full report in the Recorder tomorrow.

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