Our pupils were celebrating their achievements on results day as they picked up the best ever results the school has ever seen. 75% achieved grade 9-4 in English and 65% of pupils achieved grade 9-4 in Mathematics.
One of a number of pupils with outstanding grades was Debashish Mukherjee, who achieved seven GCSE grade 9s which included 9s in all three Sciences and Mathematics. In addition to this, he achieved a grade 7 and one distinction star in his BTEC Sport Science.
Debashish, was delighted on opening his results saying
‘I didn’t think I would do this well, especially in English. I’m really pleased’.
He will be attending Cardinal Newman College to study Geography and Science next year.
Casimir Ogbolu also achieved an impressive 7 grade 9s, a grade 8 and a grade 7, with his 9s in all three Sciences, English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies and Geography.
Casimir is looking forward to studying Maths, Chemistry and Biology at Newman College before pursuing a career in Medicine.
Another pupil who has his sights set on being a doctor and is on the right track is Justin Philip. He was awarded 6 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and a 6. He will continue his studies in Manchester at Xaverian College studying some of the subjects he achieved 9s in: Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
Mariyah Mulla achieved top level grades 9s in English Literature, Geography and Religious Education. She did extremely well, as was awarded 8s in all science subjects and 7s in Maths and English Language and a 6 in German,
There were tears of joy for the head girl, Megan Wareing who was amazed by her success and said:
I was nervous about coming into school and it’s such a relief to open my results and know I have achieved what I wanted to. I am excited to start a new chapter at Cardinal Newman College and ultimately persue a career as a primary school teacher.
There were grade 9s in art for Alexis Beston and Libby Robertson. Libby also achieved excellent grades overall with grade 9 in English Language also.
Headteacher, Mr Hankin commented:
‘We are very proud of our pupils who have achieved excellent GCSE results. We are particularly proud of their resilience and refusal to make excuses; despite the difficulties they faced throughout the pandemic. To achieve significantly stronger results than previous cohorts who have not had to face such challenging circumstances is testament to the hard work of pupils, parents and staff. We wish them every success in the future.’