So nervous – but it all turned out fine
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.”
Results day at John Wallis Academy, from left, Shannon Beaney, teacher Karla Hunter, Aysha Perry, Shannon Brooks and head John McParland
Ashtha Limbu, Anu Rai and Smriti Limbu achieved outstanding GCSE results
Bethany Watson checks her grades