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GALLERY: Bromley students break school records and take second bite at success

PUBLISHED: 14:36 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:36 22 August 2013

Hayes School pupils compare grades.

Hayes School pupils compare grades.

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Pupils across Bromley registered record breaking GCSE grades today.

Hayes School, in West Common Road, saw more than 80 per cent of students achieve five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths, for the first time ever.

Around 25 teenagers gained at least eight A* or A grades, with Mikaela D’Arcy-Smith and Sarah Kelly worthy of mentions for their 10 A*s each.

Stephen Whittle, head of the school, said: “To buck the national trend of declining results is a real achievement and to see the joy on the faces of students who have achieved and exceeded their targets is a privilege and joy. We are determined to continue this improvement.”

At Bullers Wood School, in St Nicolas Lane, Chislehurst, there was more good news as 86 per cent of students passed with grades ranging from A* to C.

More than 70 pupils gained five or more A* and A grades, with around 10 per cent of 212 students getting at least one A*.

Over at Bromley College, in Rookery Lane, there was a second chance for some teenagers who may have had their studies disrupted last year or just missed their target grades.

Bebhinn Grant, 17, was home schooled but gained an A, two Bs and a C after attending Bromley College.

She said: “I’m really happy with my results. I was home educated and the transition to college has been fine.

“I’m hoping to now study for my A-Levels in sociology, psychology, English and film studies here.”

Head of academy for A-Levels and GCSEs, Alison Arnaud, added: “We are very proud of our GCSE students’ achievements this year. For some of our students this has been a second chance after poor results at school. Their results today will now enable them to move onto the next stage of their education, with many going on to Level 3 courses like A Levels or BTEC Nationals.”

Don’t forget to send in your GCSE results and pictures to joshua.fowler@archant.co.uk, or call 020 8477 3835. You can also tweet us @BromleyTimes.

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