High achievers: Twins Rhea and Lauren Jackson with Caleb Dodd.
Every pupil at Carr Manor Community School has secured a place in the next stage of their education or career after collecting positive GCSE results.
English results were particularly strong at 62.1 per cent A* to C, the best the school has ever had, with unprecedented numbers of pupils exceeding what was expected of them.
All the humanities subjects performed well, History, Sociology, and Religious Education in particular.
Principal Jane Emmett said: “We are really proud of the pupils, and all of their hard work has put them in a really strong position to embark on the next stage of their education or career.
“All of the children have secured a place at their desired destination, achieving the grades they needed to get where they want to be.”
Executive principal Simon Flowers added: “In addition to the pupils hard work and success we are grateful to the excellent staff group here at Carr Manor Community School who have worked tirelessly with the children and with their families, demonstrating a real commitment to every child making at least expected progress and finding the correct pathway.”
There were also notable achievements in Mathematics, especially in Statistics, in which 100 per cent of the children sitting the exam passed.
Almost 50 per cent of the Year 11 cohort has left school with a language qualification, and some of the Year 10 cohort took GCSE exams in Science and General Studies, with 28 and 113 respectively achieving a grade.
Twins Rhea and Lauren Jackson achieved extraordinary results and will be moving onto college in September.
Rhea obtained five A*s, five As, a B, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, and will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography, and Business at sixth form with a view to going into Medicine or Business.
She said: “I was really happy to get the results I did, it’s great because I put in a lot of work so it’s nice to see how that has paid off.
“I hoped to do this well and it’s a big relief because I was worried about some of my subjects. They were pretty hard but I got a lot of support from my teachers.”
Lauren gained one A*, seven As, three Bs, one C, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, and she will be going onto Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College to study
Alya Adekola obtained strong results.
Biology, Chemistry, History, and Sociology.
She said: “I was quite nervous when I first opened my results. I felt quite confident about some of the exams but there were a few that I was unsure about, so I was surprised.
“The revision was hard to keep up with but I kept thinking about results day and I had help from people around me too, so it was hard but it was definitely worth it.”
Rhea and Lauren’s dad Lee said a partnership between the school and his family was a key factor in their success, in addition to their own hard work and parental support.
He said: “One of the school’s values is to know their children well and the staff at Carr Manor Community School know Rhea and Lauren really well.
“It has been great that my daughters have done so well and that has happened through a partnership – we have done what we can at home and the school has been there as a support and point of contact for all of us.”
With 10 A*s, two As, a B, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, Ben Johnson collected phenomenal results from Carr Manor Community School.
“I know I worked hard and I felt like I was going to do all right, but there is always a worry, so I’m really pleased,” he said.
“I’m considering medicine after college, but those GCSEs can do a lot for me and hopefully open some other doors for me.”
Ben will be studying Maths, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics from September.