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St George's pupil with top GCSEs bags public school scholarship

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:05 07 September 2010

A BOY who has gained a scholarship to join the elite at Harrow School led the way as St George s school celebrated another year of improved GCSE results. Kareem Cheriton-Francis, 16, secured the scholarship after taking a number of GCSEs a year early and

A BOY who has gained a scholarship to join the elite at Harrow School led the way as St George's school celebrated another year of improved GCSE results.

Kareem Cheriton-Francis, 16, secured the scholarship after taking a number of GCSEs a year early and gaining four A*s, and one A.

Kareem, who added to his tally with three more A*s, five As, and one B this year, including 100% in economics, also fences internationally for Great Britain.

He said: "I am very happy and pleased and want to say thanks to all the teachers.

"Harrow is going to be a real change from St George's but I have just got to go with it. I'll miss St George's because I've had so much fun."

The Maida Vale school's overall results saw the percentage of people passing five GCSEs at grades A-C rise eight percent from last year to 60 percent.

Headteacher Martin Tissot said: "We are all extremely pleased. We also got 'outstanding' in our most recent Ofsted inspection. Our pupils have made excellent progress."

Abbie Bambridge, 16, who got six A*s, four As and a 2 Bs, said: "I'm very happy. I thought I would get a few As but not so many A*s. It was a big shock. My mum was really happy so I'm pleased I did her proud."

For more on this story see the Wood&Vale this Thursday.

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