‘Grate­ful be­yond words

Harefield Gazette - - GCSE RESULTS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

THERE have been some in­spir­ing sto­ries and ec­static faces at schools across Hilling­don as thou­sands of stu­dents picked up their GCSE re­sults.

Af­ter a tur­bu­lent year Stock­ley Academy had plenty to cel­e­brate on re­sults day with 100% of pupils re­ceiv­ing A* to C grades in six dif­fer­ent sub­jects.

Two stand­out stu­dents also picked up a clean sweep of 11 A*s.

The academy was put into spe­cial mea­sure af­ter a damn­ing Of­sted re­port in 2015, but staff will be hop­ing these strong re­sults will mark a change in di­rec­tion for the school in Park View Road.

Han­nah Crowther from West Dray­ton was one of the two stu­dents to pick up all top grades.

The 16-year-old said: “I wasn’t ex­pect­ing it. I’m most proud of English lit, be­cause I wanted to get an A. I did bet­ter than I thought I would. The school works as hard as they can for stu­dents.”

Barn­hill Com­mu­nity High School was also de­lighted stu­dents pass­ing both English and maths had risen 6% to 50% – the high­est the school has seen for three years.

A to­tal of 16% also achieve A and A* grades which is the high­est per­cent­age ever.

Ex­ec­u­tive head­teacher Tracey Hem­ming said: “Re­sults day is al­ways such a ter­rific oc­ca­sion and this year has been a mem­o­rable cel­e­bra­tion of the achieve­ments of stu­dents and staff.

“We are very proud of all of our stu­dents.”

North­wood School also had an im­pres­sive year with 76% pass­ing both English and maths.

Daniel Larbi was one of the high fly­ing stu­dents, pick­ing up nine A*grades and three As.

He said: “I am so de­lighted with my re­sults and I am grate­ful be­yond words for my won­der­ful teach­ers for their sup­port.

“North­wood is a fan­tas­tic school. They re­ally care about ev­ery stu­dent.”

Queens­mead School in Ruis­lip saw 78% of its stu­dents get A* to C in maths and English, and Asha Van­zara achieved A*s in all 10 of her sub­jects.

Girls from St He­len’s School in North­wood also had amaz­ing suc­cess with 60% of re­sults awarded be­ing A*s, while 88% were A*s or A.

n HAPPY DAY: Han­nah Crowther, 16, gained 11A*s

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