GCSE results round-up from Croydon schools
GCSE pupils across Croydon are celebrating after picking up some fine results yesterday.
Students at Oasis Academy Shirley Park helped the school acheive a 100 per cent five A* to C pass rate - with 66 per cent of pupils getting at least five A* to Cs including English and maths.
Secondary school head Dan Morrow said: "We are all immensely proud of our pupils who have worked so hard to get these outstanding results.
"Our staff have also going above and beyond to help the students, we were all as nervous as each other today."
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Harris Academy Purley saw 63 per cent of their pupils receiving five A* to C grades including English and maths, up from 61 per cent last year.
Addington High head Tim Davies was also delighted, with a 45 per cent five A* to C (including English and maths) pass rate
Mr Davies said: "These are very pleasing results, we are very happy.
"Our students have worked very hard for these results as have our teachers.
"Students came along with their mums, dads and even nans and grandads today and there were some very happy scenes.
"These are our best ever results in maths, English and science which are the core subjects."
More than three quarters of Archbishop Tenison's High School pupils met the core benchmark.
These included Eleanor Dunham, 16, who achieved two As in RE and English literature, three Bs in French, ICT and English language and two Cs in German and music.
She said: "I am staying here for sixth form and I want to go onto university to study languages. I am pleased with my results, I wanted to do a bit better but they are good grades.
"My family are proud too."
Star pupil Emma Haslam, 16, from Shirley had huge cause for celebration when she scooped nine A* grades and three As.
She said: "It has been hard work but it has been worth it now. It has been really hard work but I am so glad with how I have done.
"I will be staying here next year to do my A levels then hopefully onto university."
Head of year Paul McCardie added: "There are so many reasons to be proud with the results the school has got. We are very happy."
A* grades were in plentiful supply at Croydon High girls school on Thursday.
The private school had reason to celebrate as 65 per cent of all entries receieved A* or A grades, while 87.5 per cent got A* to B and 96.4 per cent got A* to C.
Head teacher Debbie Leonard said: "We are delighted with the GCSE results this year which we feel fully reflect the capabilities of this year group."
Perfection was achieved at Trinity School, where every GCSE candidate managed five A* to C grades including English and maths.
At Virgo Fidelis, in Upper Norwood, 74 pupils out of 112 achieved at least one A* or A.