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Sheffield student scores clean sweep of 9s in GCSEs

A Sheffield student has scored a clean sweep of 9s in his GCSEs.

Joshua Kirkhope-Arkley, who studies at Silverdale School in Sheffield, got ten 9s.

He is one of only 732 teenagers across the country to score the top grade in every single one of their subjects.



The dedicated teachers at the Co-operative Academy

The Co-operative Academy in Leeds is in one of the poorest and most diverse areas in the city. Here 75% of students don't speak English as their first language. And more than 60% are eligible for pupil premium funding - for those with low incomes.

That's more than twice the national average. It means teachers here have a very difficult - and sometimes upsetting - job on their hands. Here's the second of Helen Steel's special reports.

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