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Gravesham and Dartford pupils celebrate A-level results

PUBLISHED: 17:23 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 15 August 2013

Diljit Boora from Meopham School

Diljit Boora from Meopham School

Archant

There were smiles all round today as pupils across Dartford and Gravesham nervously opened envelopes holding the keys to their futures.

After months of hard work there were tears of joy for those who gained the results they needed to gain entry to some of the country’s top universities, apprenticeships and jobs.

Post-16 results at Meopham School in Wrotham Rd have risen steadily over the last three years, with 100 per cent pass rate this year.

Head of sixth form at Meopham School, Jackie Hoskins, said: “It has been wonderful to see so many students jumping for joy, having achieved and exceeded the grades they needed to take up their university places.”

A number of students have achieved top grades. Diljit Boora, who gained a B in Maths, a starred distinction in his BTEC Diploma in Sport and a C in Biology said: “I feel like I have smashed through a brick wall now that I have got these results”.

George Summerfield, who achieved B grade in English, B grade in Film Studies, C grade in Media and a distinction in Business Studies, said: “I so wanted a B in English and I got it”.

Head teacher, Matthew Munro said: “The school has made enormous progress in the quality of teaching and learning, which is reflected in these very encouraging results. Staff and students have worked incredibly hard to ensure that these results are the highest that we have achieved to date. Meopham School is well on its way to becoming the outstanding school which our students deserve.”

At Mayfield Grammar School in Pelham Road, Gravesend, 21 per cent or grades were As or A*s.

Head teacher Elaine Wilson said: “These excellent results are testament to the hard work and commitment of all our students together with the high quality teaching they receive at school.

“I would like to congratulate our students and staff and wish our students every success in the future.”

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