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GCSEs: Gravesham and Dartford exams results released this morning

PUBLISHED: 00:01 22 August 2013

Pupils will receive their GCSE grades this morning.

Pupils will receive their GCSE grades this morning.

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Trembling hands and sweaty palms are to be expected this morning as teenagers in Dartford and Gravesham collect their GCSE results.

We have photographers and reporters at schools across the borough capturing the morning, but be sure to send in your pictures, results and any stories you think might be interesting.

Two north Kent schools were among the top 100 secondary schools according to GCSE results from summer 2012.

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and Gravesend Grammar School both received 100 per cent A* to C grades in last year’s results.

Dartford Grammar School (boys) and Dartford Grammar School for Girls each received 98 per cent A* to C grades.

Across the county was a bleaker picture when more than 80 per cent of schools that responded to a Kent survey said their GCSE results were worse than expected.

Kent County Council argued to the Parliament’s education committee that the grade boundaries were unfairly moved.

Speaking at the time, Mike Whiting, KCC Cabinet member for education, said: “The results have been very hard on so very many young people. We promised that we would speak up for schools and children in Kent.”

You can send any photos, grades or stories to joshua.fowler@archant.co.uk, or call 020 8477 3835. You can also tweet us @northkentnews or post a message at facebook.com/gravesendreporter.

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