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LIVE BLOG: Richmond's GCSE students get exam results
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- Teenagers across the borough will be waking up to find out their GCSE exam results this morning.
- Schools will open their doors early to nervous Year 11 pupils eager to find out if their hard work and preparation paid off.
- For many students it will be the end of an anxious wait to see if they have got the grades they hoped for and need to go on to study their chosen subjects or courses at sixth forms and colleges.
- Our reporters will be bringing you the latest results from schools across the borough, including pass rates, pictures and success stories.
- To share your GCSE news, email email@example.com or call the newsdesk on 0208 744 4275.
Well done to all GCSE students and thanks to all who have contributed to today's live blog.
Be sure to check out tomorrow's paper for all our coverage and have a lovely weekend!
@hamptonacademy Thank you! Twins @gretagee @alexgid Fantastic 17 out of 18 A/A*s #gcse #richmond #hampton #resultsday— @THE_CLOTHESROOM 22 August 2013
Our photographer has also been out and about at schools today and have some great shots, including these from Orleans Park School.
Be sure to see tomorrow's paper for more and full coverage.
Celebrating Haanahs GCSE results @thestation Richmond with Archers Jersey Ice cream. Bliss.— @LindsaySouthern 22 August 2013
Congratulations to Hampton boys and their teachers on a record set of GCSE & IGCSE results >> http://t.co/fPV7thShzT— @HamptonSchool 22 August 2013
Here is the updated results table:
Waldegrave School girls celebrating this morning!
Acting head for Teddington School Jeremy Law said he was delighted with results this year.
74% of the Year 11 cohort achieved 5 or more A* - C grades including English and mathematics, which is the best result in the school’s history.
21% achieved 8 or more A* or A grades, and 31 students achieved 10 or more A* - A.
Mr Law said: "Despite forecasts that nationally English and science results would be lower, in both subjects at Teddington we have seen increased grades, and in science, the number of A* and A grades has gone up compared to last year.
"We are so pleased for all our students who have worked so hard to get such a great set of results."
The rain may have continued falling in Richmond but it didn't dampen the spirits of Christ's School pupil Panashe Chinebiri.
The 17-year-old who joined the school two years ago when he moved to England from Zimbabwe.
Private schooling in Zimbabwe helped him to get the grades when he took his exams this summer.
He said: "I did speak English when I came over here but not really much.
"Everyone was really welcoming and it's a pretty good school. I'm really happy.
"Richmond is a really good area. I like it here but not the weather."
Staff and students at Hampton School are thrilled with their results.
57% of GCSE grades awarded were A* grades, which marks a new school record, and 19 boys each received 10 or more A* grades.
Andrew Orr, whose 11 A* grades include a rare A* in further pure mathematics, said: “I was thrilled to see my results this morning.
"I have worked really hard and it was great to see this being reflected in my results. I am now looking forward to celebrating with my friends.”
Here is Andrew with his proud dad- well done!
The Lady Eleanor Holles School, in Hampton, got an impressive 95% of the results at grades A* and A.
71% of the results were A*, and over 99% at grade B or higher.
Head Gillian Low said: “I am thrilled that our pupils have produced another set of outstanding GCSE results - it highlights their excellent work ethic and commitment to academic success.
"Our girls thoroughly embrace the whole LEH experience, combining their studies with a diverse array off extra-curricular activities encompassing sport, drama, music and the wider community.
"We look forward to their return in September when they embark on their A Level courses and preparation for university life."
More results in from St Catherine's and Christ's School:
Official results coming in with comparisons from last year from Hampton School, Orleans Park, Teddington School and Lady Eleanor Holles:
Loads of GCSE students off to Reading festival to celebrate their results! Have fun!
16th birthday and great GCSE results http://t.co/vAmDrXgU4t— @waldegravegirls 22 August 2013
Music mad students at Christs School were pleased with their grades.
Bass guitar player Rory deary, pictured front right, achieved four A*s and seven A's.
He said: "I am very happy, I am quite surprised that I did so well.
"I play bass guitar and I sing, I used to sing with these guys but now I am doing more solo stuff."
James upton, 16, who is in a band will go on to study music at A-level.
Orleans Park pupil Liam Joyce, 16, got 12 A*s after studying for five to six hours a day, taking it down to three hours per day during exam times.
He said: “I’m still in shock about it all. I think what I did was I found a balance between doing enough work and not doing too much.
“I thought if I do too much I will stress out and would more disappointed if I didn’t do well. I also thought I have eight weeks of summer of doing what I want so I may as well work hard now.”
He will be celebrating his success at Reading Festival this weekend and will then go on to celebrate at his brother’s birthday on Monday.
In September he will study chemistry, maths, history and Spanish at Esher College, and hopes to go to university in America, where his family are from.
Reporter Amy Dyduch is now at Christ's School, which opened its doors to students at 10.30am... here are some nervous looking girls picking up their results- good luck!
Reporter Rachel Bishop has been at Orleans Park School this morning and met Izzie Leach, 16, who got 12 A*s.
She said: “When I opened the results this morning I thought they were someone else’s. I was shocked but I think as time goes on I will be more happy.
“I was not expecting all A* but I put in a lot of work.”
She said she is off to Reading festival to celebrate with her friends this weekend- have fun!
Headteacher of Richmond Park Academy Lesley Kirby welcomed the results, which saw 93 per cent of students achieve five A* to C grades this year.
She said: “Once again, staff and students have worked extremely hard to realise further improvement on last year’s very marked increases in good GCSE passes.
“I am thrilled for every child who has met or exceeded the target grades expected of them.
“I wish them every success for the next stage of their education.”
Here are some happy looking students with their results at Grey Court School.
Nationally, this year has seen the biggest drop in A*-C grades in the 25-year history of GCSEs.
Vaugn Clark-Phillips, 16, achieved all A and B grades in his exams.
He said: "I wasn't nervous this morning because it was already over and done with but I wanted to see what I was going to get.
"To see them written down on the paper is really rewarding and fulfilling.
"This chapter of my life has ended and now I will go on to achieve more."
Twickenham Academy has recorded its best ever GCSE performance, with 56 per cent of students achieving five A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths – an increase of more than 10 percent on last year.
Principal Nick Jones said: “I am delighted that the hard work of students and staff over the last three years has been the foundation of this fantastic set of results.
“Having moved into our terrific new building, I am sure that we will see this trend continuing over the coming years as our personalised approach to learning provides the impetus for further improvement.”
Waldegrave School in Twickenham is handing out their results in the hall because of the rain- pupils are asked to go through the glass doors- good luck!
RT @waldegravegirls: Well done Y11 - 95% gained 5 A*-C grades, 85% 5 A*-C including Eng & Maths @twickerati @LBRUT @Teddington_Town— @Twickenham_Rach 22 August 2013
This is Grey Court School's associate head Gary Bashford with 16-year-old Matt Bartholomew who achieved all A* and A grades.
Matt will go to Esher College in September and said: I'm feeling good it's what I wanted and I worked really hard for it."
Reproter Amy Dyduch is with pupils at Grey Court School who are opening their results with head teacher Maggie Bailey who said she was "absolutely thrilled" with the results.
The school saw an increase on last year's results with 99 per cent of children achieving A* to C grades.
Good luck to all the year 11 students at Hampton Academy with their GCSE results.— @minxer4 22 August 2013
Good luck to all picking up results on this raining morning.
Be sure to say hello to reporters Amy Dyduch and Rachel Bishop who are out visiting schools across the borough this morning!
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