GCSE results day
11:42am Thursday 23rd August 2012 in News
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- Putney High School - 82 % of entries achieving A* or A.
- Graveney - students gaining A*- C grades – 92.4%
- Students gaining 5 A*-C grades, including Maths and English – 80%
Al Rislah Secondary School, in Upper Tooting Road, Tooting, is boasting a 93 per cent A*-C pass rate for students, which includes English and Maths.
The Muslim school has some stand-out pupils, including Ehsaan Zaman, who has got seven A* grades under her belt.
Mohammed Dowlut gained five A*'s and four A's, including an A in Arabic.
Zainub Niaz scooped five A*'s in Maths, English, Science, RE and History as well as four A grades.
Headteacher Nasir Qurashi said: "It has been a fantastic first year as headteacher of Al-Risalah Secondary School to have these results. All credit to my teaching staff and thank you to the parents for their support and hopefully next year will be even better."
Deluxson Gnanasambanthan, Ernest Bevin College student, jumps for joy after receiving his GCSE results.
About 92 per cent of pupils in Thames Christian College, Wye Street, Battersea, have gained five A* to C grades.
There were 80 per cent of students scooping five A* to C grades in English and Maths, with students securing places at sixth form colleges including Alleyn’s School in Dulwich and Albemarle College.
Sebastian Pelaez-Hawksley, aged 14, has gained eight A* grades and one A grade.
He said: "I’m thrilled with my results. Thames has always encouraged me to aim high and given me the determination and confidence to succeed.
"I’m now looking forward to starting Albermarle College, where I’ll be taking A-levels in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths. My long term goal is to go on to Cambridge University to study Engineering."
Stephen Holsgrove, executive head, said: "I’m pleased to report that the GCSE results at Thames are once again fantastic with grades on average over six per cent higher than last year and well ahead of the national average.
"The fact that the majority of pupils have been offered places at their first choice sixth form demonstrates that not only do our pupils aim for the top grades, but they also leave with the level of maturity, interpersonal skills and steadfast values that set them apart from other young people when competing for school places."
A ten year old boy has passed a GCSE in Mathematics.
Hiroaki Endo, a student in Hall School Wimbledon, in Putney Vale, took an extended IGCSE while he was still in year five.
The IGCSE examnation is for top candidates only, offering the exam at a higher degree of difficulty.
Teacher Jim Brook said: "I knew we had someone special when Hiro used quadratic equations to solve a problem which he himself had invented in a year four lesson.
"His workings showed great maturity and an excellent command of English too."
Headteacher Tim Hobbs said: "The International GCSE [IGCSE] is considered equivalent to the old O-Level qualification rather than the current GCSE in England.
"It is thought to be more rigorous in terms of examination difficulty, which makes it more interesting for the brighter pupil.
"All pupils at Hall School Wimbledon take IGCSEs in Mathematics and the Sciences and there are growing numbers taking their IGCSEs early. Hiro has performed exceptionally well and should be very proud of his achievement."
Hiroaki said his favourite subjects are games and maths, with a keen passion for algebra.
Students and staff in Elliott School, Pullman Gardens, Putney, are celebrating their best results ever.
About 62 per cent of students have gained five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths - the best ever achieved in the school's history.
Star students include Jo Tomlinson, who scooped nine A* grades and two A's.
Both Sarah Khoshnaw and Amir Al-Hassan gained six A* grades and six A grades.
Results for Ernest Bevin College, in Beechcroft Road, Tooting, out of 170 candidates:
Students gaining A*-C grades 94%
Students gaining A*-C grades 67%
Principle Rukhsana Sheikh said: "We are absolutely delighted, whilst elsewhere in the UK English results have dropped slightly ours have remained the same."
Results for Burntwood School, in Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield:
Students gaining A*-C grades 72%
Students gaining A*-C grades in Maths and English - 68%
Putney High school girls celebrate
Graveney School, Welham Road, Tooting, has declared its results
Students gaining A*-C grades – 92.4%
Students gaining 5 A*-C grades, including Maths and English – 80%
250 candidates sat exams
Putney High School is the first school to declare results today.
Some 82 per cent of entries achieved A* or A grades.
Half of girls secured at least 10 A* or A grades, and one fifth earned at least 11 A* or As. Three girls achieved 12 A* or As.
In Languages, more than 80 per cent of entries achieved A* or A grade, with Classical Greek appearing alongside more traditional subjects such as French, Spanish and Latin. All German entries received an A* or A grade.
Some 85 per cent A* and A grade passes in the three sciences, with more than half of science entries achieving A*.
At Putney, more than 97 per cent of entries achieved A* - B grades.
Headmistress Dr Denise Lodge said: "The results are testament to the hard work and dedication of students and staff. The students now can’t wait to start their A Level studies in our state-of-the-art new Sixth Form Centre."