Britain's toughest 'Tiger Teacher' live tweets GCSE pupils' exam joy

Mail Online | 8/22/2019 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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A 'Tiger Teacher' headmistress famous for her school being dubbed the 'strictest in Britain' has today celebrated an impressive set of results.

Katharine Birbalsingh, 46, saw 54 per cent of all exams graded 7 to 9 at Michaela Community School, which is in a deprived area of Brent, North West London.

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She tweeted a series of videos of delighted students picking up their results at today, saying: 'Happy Michaela pupils! Happy Michaela headmistress!'

The school has hit the headlines in recent years for giving pupils detention for slouching in their chairs, using a mobile phone or wearing make-up or jewellery.

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But its strict behavioural policy appears to be paying dividends, with 18 per cent of pupils' exams this year graded 9, compared to a national average of 4.5 per cent.

More than 90 per cent of entries to maths, English, RE, modern foreign languages and double science achieved grades between 4 and 9.

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In triple science, every pupil achieved a level 8 or 9, and Ms Birbalsingh said it was 'so exciting to see the progress our kids have made over five years'.

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan said: 'Take a moment to think of what Katharine...
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