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Published: Friday, 25th August 2017

A St Thomas More pupil received the new top grade in all three possible subjects.

National changes to marking mean that pupils' English (literature and language) and maths GCSE have been graded numerically on a scale of one to nine for the first time. Just 2,000 students across the country achieved the new top grade nine in these subjects - including St Thomas More pupil Sarah Molly Brett-Smith.

Three quarters of Royal Greenwich students achieved four (a standard pass) or better in English and two thirds achieved a four or better in Maths.

The Leader of the Council Cllr Denise Hyland and Cllr Sizwe James, Cabinet Member for Transport, Economy and Smart Cities, congratulated students at Plumstead Manor and Woolwich Polytechnic respectively.

'Proud of what they have achieved'

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Students from the Royal Borough of Greenwich should be so proud of what they have achieved in their GCSEs. They have clearly taken the new grading system in their stride thanks to their dedication to their studies and the help and support from their teachers, parents and carers. Congratulations to you all and good luck with your next steps."

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