So ner­vous – but it all turned out fine

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Runs And Runner Beans -

THE JOHN WAL­LIS ACADEMY There were smiles of re­lief at The John Wal­lis Academy as stu­dents peeled open the en­velopes re­veal­ing their GCSE re­sults.

More than 50% of pupils at the school in Mill­bank Road, Stanhope, gained an A* to C grade in both English and maths – with 48% achiev­ing five or more A* to C grades in core sub­jects.

Only four years af­ter the school opened, prin­ci­pal John McParland said the good re­sults high­light the school’s con­tin­u­ing suc­cess.

He said: “Th­ese GCSE re­sults rep­re­sent the qual­ity of the achieve­ments by our stu­dents who have worked ex­tremely hard and de­serve their suc­cesses.

“Our teach­ers and sup­port staff equally de­serve the high­est praise for their great work and stu­dents ap­pre­ci­ate the out­stand­ing teach­ing they re­ceive within the academy.”

One top stu­dent Ashtha Limbu, 16, achieved great re­sults – two A*s, four As and three Bs.

She said: “I was so ner­vous my ribcage was about to burst and I couldn’t think of any­thing but the re­sults.

“Now I’m re­lieved, happy and ev­ery­thing was worth it.”

An­other chuffed stu­dent was Doll Horne, 16, who said she was re­lieved her grades were what she was hop­ing for.

She said: “They were pretty much what I was ex­pect­ing but I’m still re­ally pleased and re­lieved.

“I’m def­i­nitely stay­ing on to do my A-lev­els. I want to study maths, fur­ther maths, law, bi­ol­ogy and mu­sic.

“I would love to be a teacher at this school one day.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3362152

Re­sults day at John Wal­lis Academy, from left, Shan­non Beaney, teacher Karla Hunter, Aysha Perry, Shan­non Brooks and head John McParland

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Ashtha Limbu, Anu Rai and Sm­riti Limbu achieved out­stand­ing GCSE re­sults

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3362149

Bethany Wat­son checks her grades

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Doll Horne

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