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Thousands of pupils discovered their long-awaited GCSE results today. Here's a round-up of reactions from schools across Tonbridge and Malling.
Aylesford School, in Teapot Lane, Aylesford, are celebrating their best ever GCSE results, with 55% of grades between A* and C.
Of particular note was Tom Young who will be heading to Maidstone Grammar School’s sixth form.
He secured nine GCSEs, including three As and one A*.
Hugh Christie Technology College in Tonbridge saw the number of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs, including English and mathematics, was 54%, an 8% increase.
The Hayesbrook School in Brook Street, Tonbridge, saw over half of its pupils achieved five A* to C grades, including English and mathematics.
Leading the way with top marks were Osher Beveridge, Paul Crisp, Nicholas Garaty, William Lydden, Callum Porritt and Robbie Rickard who all achieved four Grade A or A* awards.
Tonbridge School, celebrated its best ever GCSE results with 100% of all exams marked at A* to C, and a record breaking number of A*s.
In total 73% of pupils scored at the top mark, beating last year’s record of 66%.
The Malling School saw a record number of A and A* grades.
The school equaled its results from last year, with 44% of students achieveing A* to C grades
Among those celebrating was Dominka Warecka who, having only started studying for her GCSEs in September after moving from America, bagged two A*s, three As and four Bs.
She will head to Invicta Grammar School in September to study Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Maths with a view towards a degree in medicine.
At Tonbridge Grammar School, in Deakin Leas, 75 pupils gained 10 or more A*s or As with 19 securing at least 10 of the top mark.
Overall, 88% of all results were graded at A or higher.
At The Judd School, in Brook Street, Tonbridge, 51% of all exam entries were graded as A*.
A record 21 pupils achieved 10 A* marks or better and over 90% of its 131 pupils got five As or better.
Every pupil gained five A*s to C.
Holmesdale Technology College, in Malling Road, Snodland, enjoyed great success in Science and Languages this year with 81% achieving good grades in Chemistry and 88% in Spanish.
Head teacher Julia Campbell said: “I am absolutely delighted for the students who have worked so hard and for the teachers who have taught them."
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