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Haringey GCSE students on all time high

PUBLISHED: 15:55 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:20 07 September 2010

GCSE's at Fortismere

GCSE's at Fortismere

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Schools in Haringey have produced the best set of GCSE results to date, with more than 60 per cent of students achieving top grades. A record number of pupils at Fortismere – 78 per cent - achieved five GCSEs at A*- C which was an eight per cent rise on l

Schools in Haringey have produced the best set of GCSE results to date, with more than 60 per cent of students achieving top grades.

A record number of pupils at Fortismere - 78 per cent - achieved five GCSEs at A*- C which was an eight per cent rise on last year.

And Muswell Hill's Alexandra Park School excelled this year, with 73 per cent of students receiving five or more A* to C grades, a 21 per cent rise on last year's results.

The marks provide a pleasant parting gift to head teacher, Roz Hudson, who retires this year. Ms Hudson said: "It's a wonderful farewell present. The students have worked so hard. I'm just absolutely thrilled.

"We have a 100 per cent A* to G pass rate so it's a wonderful that every student can go on to do what he or she wants to do in life."

Hornsey School for Girls' results also rose by one per cent from last year.

Star pupil, Lajoy Tucker, 16, from Tottenham achieved 10 A*, one A and one B. She said: "I feel amazing. I wasn't expecting these results. I thought I'd get less As. I can't speak I'm so happy. I'm really exited I now know I can do really well."

But there was a one per cent dip in this year's results at Highgate Wood, with 54 per cent of pupils achieving five A*s-C.

Greig City Academy also saw a 16 per cent drop compared to last last year with 48 per cent of pupils achieving five A*s- C. But the number of students who achieved five or more A* to C grades, including in maths and English, rose by nine per cent this year to the 30 per cent - reaching the benchmark set by the Government.

Paul Sutton, principal at Greig City, said: "The results are about five per cent higher than we were expected to achieve with this group of students based on their prior attainment and social circumstances.

"As always the entire school community can be proud of these students and shares in the sense of achievement that these results represent."

Councillor Liz Santry, cabinet member for children and young people, said: "These are really exceptional results - they represent a wonderful achievement.

"Both students and staff at our schools deserve tremendous credit for their work."

Nationally the overall A*-C pass rate now stands at 65.7 per cent, an increase of 2.4 percentage points.

For the full results with pictures see next week's Broadway.


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