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GCSE results: Central Foundation Boys’ School celebrates 150th anniversary with improved results

PUBLISHED: 11:03 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:19 25 August 2016

Central Foundation Boys' School students celebrate their GCSE results. Back: Mohamed Saci, Sirdas Aba and Mithursan Alagendran. Front: Brandan Josiah, Serkan Marasla, Fahim Mohammed

Central Foundation Boys' School students celebrate their GCSE results. Back: Mohamed Saci, Sirdas Aba and Mithursan Alagendran. Front: Brandan Josiah, Serkan Marasla, Fahim Mohammed

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Central Foundation Boys School was celebrating topping its GCSE results from last year, on the eve of its 150th anniverary.

Central Foundation Boys' School in Cowper Street (Picture: Ken Mears) Central Foundation Boys' School in Cowper Street (Picture: Ken Mears)

83 per cent of its exams were graded A* to C, up 5pc on last year. This included 85pc of its students achieving A* to C grades in both English and Maths.

One of those who did exceptionally well was Sirdas Aba, who achieved a remarkable eleven A* grades across the board. The total number of exams graded A* or A was 28pc.

“Central Foundation believes every young person can be successful whatever their starting point or background and our results demonstrate that we have made this belief a reality,” said Jamie Brownhill, headteacher at the school.

“Our students have made exceptional progress throughout their time at the school and we are particularly delighted at the large number of A and A* grades.”

For more GCSE stories and analysis from the Gazette, click here.

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