Once again, we are very proud of our Year 11 pupils and it was a pleasure to see them collecting their GCSE results, with the overwhelming majority of pupils meeting aspirational targets and significant numbers of children exceeding target grades across a broad range of different subject areas.
In addition, many pupils secured the highest grades in the new 9-1 grading system in English and maths and A*/ A grades in science, French, Spanish, geography, history, sociology, religious education, Arabic, Persian, Portuguese and general studies. These outcomes are a credit to the children, their families and the staff team for all of their hard work and support over the year.
Darren Bello, who received three A’s, one 9, three B’s, one 8 and one 6 said “I’m extremely happy with my results, it was a really nice surprise to open my envelope and see higher results than I expected for myself.” His advice to pupils starting Year 11 is “to not be afraid to step out beyond what people are telling you you can do. If you put the hard work and the determination in then you can achieve.” Darren is now going to Allerton High Sixth Form to study maths, biology, chemistry and music.
Maisha Begum, who received one A*, four A’s, two 9’s and one 6, emphasised how important the intervention sessions were to her. “I went to every single intervention session and my grades are proof that it works.”
All their achievements demonstrate the hard work and effort from all involved. We are particularly pleased that the vast majority of pupils are now in a position to access their preferred pathway next year, be it further education, training or employment.
Shakra Ahmed wants to go into a career in Restorative Justice, after being an RP rep at Carr Manor Community School. She said, “I’d like to thanks the teachers who were willing to stay back to help us in their own time and everyone around me who has supported me.”
We have heard of the many successes of ex-pupils this summer who are going on to a range of training and employment opportunities, as well as the many going to universities across the country, including; Oxford, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, London School of Economics and University College London.