Schools celebrate GCSE grades

Felecia D’Souza, of St Anne's school, got ten A*s

Pupils of Palmers Green High school getting their GCSE results

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Schools across the borough are celebrating GCSE results.

Pupils from all schools in Enfield were marking a life changing day as they opened the envelopes containing their GCSE marks.

Some pupils would be left overjoyed and some underwhelmed by their grades.

Debby Lipkin, headteacher at Nightingale Academy, in Turin Road, Edmonton, was delighted to see 67 per cent of its 141 pupils get A to C in English.

She said: “We have bucked the trend with English grades, they have gone up amazingly to 67 per cent. That has been our focus because 60 per cent of our pupils have English as an additional language.

We also have large number of disadvantage pupils. We have provided them with our magnificent learning resource centre because a lot of pupils don’t have a place at home to study so they can come here in the evenings and get support for their studies.

Pupil Thiya Jaravanabaven, 16, of Nightingale Academy, gained five A*s and three As.

She said: “I was stunned by the amount of A*s I got. It will take time to sink in but I put the work in and it’s paid off.”

Elsewhere students at Bishop Stopford, in Brick Lane, Enfield, celebrated the school’s best ever GCSE results with more than 70 per cent achieving five or more A* to C including English and maths.

One in five of all grades was at A*, twice the national average with top performers at the school including Fung-Yee Poon, who got no less than eleven A* and As with Gifty Brown, Hannah Parr, Jesica Pokoo-Powell and Rishabh Rawat getting ten A* to As.

Headteacher, Paul Woods, said: “Our students are proof that hard work and determination pay dividends. Students and staff have had an exceptionally busy, successful year, and I am immensely proud of our school.

“Following last week’s A Level results ­– where 90 per cent of our students secured a place at their choice of university, I am thrilled with the success of our outstanding Year 11’s.

“We look forward to the start of the new term and welcoming the students into our high-performing Sixth Form here at Bishop Stopford’s.”

Palmers Green High School, in Hoppers Road, achieved 72 per cent A* to As with 98 per cent of pupils getting A* to C.

It was a special day for Felecia D’Souza, of St Anne’s School, in Oakthorpe Road, who managed to get ten A*s.

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