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GCSE and Entry Level success at Joseph Clarke School

Staff at Joseph Clarke School congratulated pupils on their GCSE and Entry Level exam results today.

The six pupils who achieved one or more GCSEs are all severely sight impaired. Seven of the ten GCSEs obtained were at Grade C or above. There were 2 grade A’s. Particular praise goes to one of these pupils who is deafblind. He achieved an A grade in Additional Science. He now has 5 GCSEs at grade C or above and is preparing to join the sixth form to study for 3 A-levels.

Of the six pupils, one is a Braille user and three require their work to be modified and presented in large print format. The six all travel to the school from neighbouring boroughs to take advantage of the specialist teaching and resources on site and our partnership with Highams Park School, where some of their lessons are taught. The pupils have benefitted from our recent further investment in specialist items such as electronic braillers, portable magnifiers and text-to-speech software.

Headteacher Isobel Cox said “I am exceptionally proud of the achievements of these pupils. As individuals they have worked incredibly hard, overcoming many personal barriers, to achieve these results. Praise is also due to our staff team, and those of Highams Park School, who have provided such dedicated teaching and support”.

Twelve pupils achieved Entry Level Certificates in English, Maths or both. Most were graded at the highest level, Entry 3.

Deputy Headteacher Chadia Filali-Moutei said “These excellent results provide the foundation for these pupils to move to functional skills or GCSE qualifications next year.