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GCSE student success stories

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who are celebrating their GCSE results. Here’s what some of our top performing students are up to next:

Oliwia Piskor is our highest achieving student. She was awarded an impressive three grade 9s in Business, English Literature and Polish, two grade 8s in Maths and Spanish, two Distinction*s in Health & Social Care and Textiles, two grade 7s in Biology and Chemistry, and two grade 6s in English Language and Physics. She is now going to focus her studies on her passion for accountancy. She said: I am surprised with my Business results and I am happy that I got what I expected to in English Literature. I liked Maths and particularly enjoyed Spanish as I like new languages and cultures. I hope to train as an accountant and work abroad and these subjects will both help in the future. I want a career in accountancy as I like to help people and the career will also allow me work anywhere in the world. In the future I would like to volunteer abroad.

‘I used my time well in class and advise future GCSE students to create plans and structures for their exam answers as this will help to answer any question well. It has been nice to see the hard work pay off. Thank you to everyone, especially Miss Barett for your help and support.’

Sophie Layton-Smith achieved a grade 9 in English Language,  three grade 8s in Combined Science, English Literature and History, two grade 7s in Combined Science and Maths, one Distinction in Dance, one grade 6 in Art, and a one grade 5 in French. She is now going on to study A-Levels in English Language, Media and Science. She said: I am happy with my results and I am really looking forward to studying English Language in Sixth Form as I enjoy the subject and it opens lots of pathways. I hope to go on to study Journalism at University. I am really passionate about English and want to travel so I feel this would be the right career choice for me.  I found the exams quite stressful but would like to thank all my teachers as they were really supportive. I have enjoyed taking part in all the extra-curricular clubs and other opportunities the school has to offer. I have particular enjoyed Dance Club as it offered me a nice break from my studies. I would advise future GCSE students to find their own way to study and revise and not copy what others are doing. Keep on top of the work and don’t stress as it actually makes you start to forget things. Just do your best!’

Joe Shirlaw will be continue to study his A-Levels at the Academy after gaining a grade 9 in Maths, three grade 8s in Business, Chemistry and History, two grade 7s in Biology and Physics, two grade 6s in English Language, English Literature and Geography and a grade 5 in French.  He is now going to study a combination of Business, Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A-Level. He said: ‘I am surprised how well I did in Maths and I am happy with my results. I got better results than what I thought I would but am glad the exams are all over. After A-Levels I would like to go to university and I hope to own a Business in the future. Mind maps helped me to prepare for my exams and I would advise other students to start revision early and if they get a bad result, don’t stress yourself out but instead pick yourself back up and carry on. I have made some great friends at the Academy and would like to thank Miss Thompson who was always there in Maths to help me through my mistakes.’