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GCSE results 2017: Preston Manor School students overcome challenges of ‘harder’ English and maths exams

PUBLISHED: 15:16 24 August 2017

Preston Manor School students Zeina Jiffry and Alisa Chaudhry collecting her GCSE results.

Preston Manor School students Zeina Jiffry and Alisa Chaudhry collecting her GCSE results.

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Preston Manor School students overcame the challenges of “harder” English and maths with their GCSE results, according to headteacher Beth Kobel.

Preston Manor School student Fiza Nawaz collecting her GCSE results. Preston Manor School student Fiza Nawaz collecting her GCSE results.

Under the new system – with 9 being an A* and 4 being a C, there were 89 grade 8 and 9s in English and maths, with 32 of these being grade 9. Students achieved 67per cent grade 4 and above in English and maths overall.

A number of students celebrated top grades, in particular 11 students who received straight A*s and As. In addition to this, 23pc of the GCSE grades were A* to A and 43pc were A* to B.

Ms Kobel said: “I am so pleased that these young people, who have had real challenges thrown at them, can now go forward with A-levels, college and apprenticeships.

“I would like to congratulate all of our students on their hard work, as well as say ‘thank you’ to their parents and the staff who have supported them throughout their education at Preston Manor.”

Preston Manor School students Kamiesha Henry and Aliya Nsemoh. Preston Manor School students Kamiesha Henry and Aliya Nsemoh.

Alan Hamdi, who bagged 10 A*s – including 9s in maths and English – came in early to collect his results.

“Talent only takes you halfway, hard work gets you to the top,” he said. “Thanks to all the teachers for their support. You’ve helped make my dreams come true.”

Fellow student Fiza Nawaz, who netted 10 A*s (including 9s in maths and English), said “ I worked really hard. My grades are proof that if you put in the effort you can achieve the maximum. I would like to thank my teachers for all their help.”

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