GCSE results 2018: Meopham School achieves “best results ever”

PUBLISHED: 11:56 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:56 23 August 2018

Mitchell Ward and Rebecca Saunders with their results. Picture: Meopham School

Mitchell Ward and Rebecca Saunders with their results. Picture: Meopham School


Students and staff at Meopham School in Wrotham Road are celebrating a set of “fantastic” GCSE results.

71pc of students achieved the new standard pass, Grade 4 or above in both English and maths.

In addition, 85pc secured a Grade 4 or above in English while 78pc secured a Grade 4 or above in maths.

80pc achieved Grade 4 or above in combined science and 86pc achieved a Grade 4 or above in languages.

Exceptional student successes include Mitchell Ward, who achieved 11 strong passes.

Mitchell also achieved a Grade 8 in maths and combined science, and a Grade 7 in English and geography.

He said: “I’m stunned and overjoyed to have achieved such amazing results!”

Fope Afolabi-Brown, who achieved 10 strong passes including a Grade 8 in combined science and history, said: “This is just so brilliant, I am over the moon!”

Other outstanding outcomes include Tom Knowles (who achieved a Grade 9 in maths), Ted Bartlett (who achieved a Grade 9 in combined science), Rebecca Saunders (who achieved a Grade 9 in English literature), and Bass Seye (who achieved a Grade 9 in French).

Headteacher Suzanne Dickinson, said: “We are delighted with the outcomes achieved by our students again this year.

“These are our best results ever.

“We are thrilled that our students have continued to perform so strongly in English, maths and science, and have responded so well to the increased challenge of the reformed GCSEs.”

Deputy headteacher Matt Pyrke said: “These results show that hard work pays off.

“I am so pleased that our students have achieved the results they so richly deserve.

“I am deeply proud of each and every one of them.”

Suzanne Dickinson added: “We are delighted that our academic and family ethos in a small school setting continues to produce such excellent outcomes for our pupils.”


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