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GCSE Success for CBA Students

There were smiles all round as CBA posted its most successful GCSE year.

Many students will be returning to continue their studies at CBA, others will continue within the Brooke Weston Partnership and some have already secured apprenticeship training.

Andree Paisa is now on track to follow her ambition of a career in medicine after gaining grades a number of A* and A grades.

She said: " I worked extremely hard and put in so much work for the exams. I cannot believe some of the results (especially the A* in English Literature) and I am now keen to get on with my A Level studies."

Having gained A* grades in both art and science subjects Julia Marquis-Pike is mulling over which path to follow.

She said: "I am not sure as yet what I want to do, so will have a chat to some teachers to help me decide."

Charlotte Bean will be returning to the CBA sixth form to study English, History, and Media after racking up 8A* GCSE and GCSE equivalents and 1 A grade.

She said: "I am still in shock and think it will take a while for it to sink in."

As part of the CBA gifted and talented scheme Charlotte, along with fellow Year 11 student Catherine Grant, also completed the new AS Extended Project qualification alongside her GCSE studies.

She was awarded a B grade in the subject and Catherine gained an A.

Fraser Gillan is now preparing to concentrate on the A Level subjects of Physics, Maths and Further Maths after gaining 4A* GCSE grades (or equivalent) and 6 As.

The student, who is now on track to realise his dream of becoming an RAF pilot, said: "I did better than I expected to. However with the support of the teachers I put in a massive amount of work."

After gaining good grades across all subjects Katie Harrison has secured a hairdressing apprenticeship at the Haycock Hotel in Wansford.

With hopes of making it as a fashion hair stylist, she knew she had to have a good set of exams results under her belt.

She said: "I did not want to be what people see as the stereotypical hairdresser, so I knew I had to work hard to make sure I have some good results behind me."

And CBA's resident PSCO Alex Franklin was also celebrating after gaining a C Grade at GCSE Maths.

The officer said he wanted to study the subject after realising he had missed out on a Maths qualification while at school.

He now intends to undertake a psychology qualification.