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Greig City Academy, in Hornsey, grades improve by 22 per cent in three years
An academy is celebrating another set of good GCSE results as grades have improved by 22 per cent in the last three years.
Staff and students at Greig City Academy, in High Street, Hornsey, were flying high as 52 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.
In 2010, only 30 per cent of students were meeting this target.
Principal Paul Sutton spoke of the students who succeeded against great odds.
He said: “Some of our students have struggled against difficult personal circumstances and achieved some excellent results against the odds.
“One of our students joined the school in Year 8 with autism and his needs were so great that he had never been able to attend a mainstream school before he joined Greig.
“He settled in well and was accepted by the students and has achieved some excellent results.
“He gained eight GCSEs including a C grade in English and maths and an A grade in English literature.”
Gunes Can was the school’s top student with six A* grades and six As.
She will now do her A levels at the school before going on to a career in either chemical or mechanical engineering.
Roland Rich was the top performing boy in the year group scoring A* or A grades in all his GCSE exams.
The head of year, Russell Smith, who has been looking after the students since they started in Year 7, said he was proud of what they achieved.
He said: “I am very proud of the way the year group approached their GCSEs.
“They have shown great commitment and their results are very good.
“I am confident that they will all go onto bigger and brighter things and I wish them every success in the future.”
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