25 August, 2017
English remains a strength, with 56% of students achieving the new standard pass of grade 4 or higher, and maths results saw a slight improvement.
An impressive 64 per cent of students achieved at least five A* to C grades when they opened their envelope.
Principal Chris Brown said: "I am immensely proud of the students - they worked incredibly hard to fulfil their potential and have risen to the challenge of the new examination specifications". 77 per cent of students achieved A*-B results (Grades 9-6) and the percentage of students who achieved A*-C results (Grades 9-5) was 93 per cent. I would not have achieved them without the continued support of all of the great teachers and staff at Walthamstow Academy.
Current Year 9 students will do nearly all their exams under the new system as even more subjects move over, with only a handful of lesser-taught languages still graded A*-G.
"I would also like to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of The Bridge Academy staff - congratulations to all involved!"
The top six students - Jenna Fullerton, Zaynab Ahmed, Elizabeth Williams, Harjeet Kang, Gabriella Cantwell and Ranita Rai - carry a stunning two 9's, five 8's, seven 7's, 10A*'s and 23A's between them.
Over in Frensham, pupils at Frensham Heights have secured first-class results, with over 25 per cent of exams in these subjects securing grade 7 and above.More news: Rocket League for Nintendo Switch will have Metroid and Mario Cars
The number of expected 9 passes is predicted to be lower then last years number of A* grades due to the increased difficulty of the GCSE's.
Overall, 24.79 per cent of entries were awarded an A* or an A, including the equivalent numeric grades.
GCSEs in English language, English literature and maths will be no longer be graded from A* to G.
70% of DACA students got a 9-4 in Maths and 64% scored the same in English.
The school described this as a "huge relief" amid the changes and uncertainly around where grade boundaries would be set.
He added: "Across the academy there has been some very good upturns in achievement in certain subjects, for example in PE and computer science". Students and parents can therefore be confident that, in general, they have received the grades they were supposed to.