Results day, Haggerston. Haggerston recorded its best ever GCSE results this year.
Sevde Ozturk (with cousin Selma Ozturk), Haggerston
Jade Luong, Haggerston
Courtney Caton, Haggerston. As well as having achieved 9 A*s and 3 As, Courtney has a 100 per cent attendance record for the past five years. She will be studying English Literature, French, Maths and History at A Level. ‘I worked really hard and pushed myself but it was in the last month before the exams that I got serious. I’ve been so lucky to have loads of good teachers too.’
Amy Nguyen, Haggerston
Topsy Adams, Haggerston
Abubakar Siddique, Hackney Free. At Hackney Free, 42 per cent of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs including English and maths at A*-C, compared to 30 per cent in 2009.
Beatrice Mensah, Hackney Free. Beatrice got an A*, 5 As and 3 Bs in her GCSEs.
Kathleen Edwards-Williams, Hackney Free. Kathleen got 4 As and 5 Bs in her GCSEs.
Abubaker Siddique, Kathleen Edwards-Williams and Beatrice Mensah, Hackney Free. Headteacher Richard Brown said: ‘These are the best GCSE results in the school’s history... The students, supported by their parents, have worked really hard and deserve their success.’
Kathleen Edwards-Williams and Beatrice Mensah, Hackney Free. The percentage of pupils getting 5 GCSEs (including English and maths) at grades A* to C at Hackney Free has doubled in the last two years.
Siobhan Forde, Hackney Free. Siobhan got 2 A* grades, 5 As and 2 Bs.
Corey Williams, Hackney Free. Corey got 5 As and will be going on to study Art, Business, Law and Psychology at A Level. ‘I didn’t study too much at home but found in class that it all really sunk in. Mr Bennett was my best teacher, he explained things really well.’
Murshida Mirzan, Clapton Girls’ Technology College. Murshida was one of Hackney’s highest achievers, scoring a remarkable 11 A*s in her GCSEs. Next year, she plans to stay on at Clapton Girls and study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History. ‘I had the motivation to do well. I knew that my parents and my teachers had faith in me and that gave me a huge amount of support. In the future I’d like to repay that faith by giving something back to other people, maybe as a doctor or a dentist.’
Halimah Akindele-Oladeinde, Clapton Girls’ Technology College. After receiving disappointing mock exam results, Halimah decided it was time to take action. She attended a Saturday school and received support from teacher Ms Hellewell. Today she is celebrating after achieving an A, 3 Bs and 5 Cs. She hopes to become a midwife and will stay on at Clapton to study Psychology, Biology and Double Health and Social Care. ‘In years 9 and 10 I missed a lot of school... When I didn’t do so well in my mock GCSEs I realised I could do better. Ms Hellewell really helped me out and made sure I did all my coursework.’
Zainab Najmi, Stoke Newington.
Results day, Stoke Newington.
Farhana Akthar, Stoke Newington.
Samihah Hussain, Stoke Newington.
Francesca Gilbert, Our Lady’s. Francesca received an amazing set of results, fitting in revision around her four hour daily stint of viola practice. This dedicated young musician, who performs with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, received 3 A*s, 5 As and 2 Bs, and has won a place at the highly-regarded Wellington College. “I’m really excited about going to Wellington and the chance to experience a new and completely different culture to that of Our Lady’s and the other schools I've known. It almost feels like a foreign country!”