GCSE results 2017: Stanborough School in Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 12:08 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:11 24 August 2017
After a long wait following the end of the exams in June, Stanborough pupils were finally able to collect their GCSE and BTEC exam results this morning in Welwyn Garden City.
The school was extremely pleased with the results achieved by the pupils who were the first cohort to take the new maths and English GCSE exams measures on a 9 – 1 scale with the rest of the GCSE exams continuing to be awarded A* - G grades.
Hannah Imafidon, 16, achieved the highest grade possible in all of her subjects gaining 8 A*s, and three grade 9s in maths, English literature and English Language.
Hannah said: “I just spent so much time revising that I had no social life for a while but it was so worth it.”
Hannah is now going on to do A-levels in September to study maths, further maths, geography and chemistry.
Isaac Cheng, 16, earned himself seven A*s, one A and grades 8 and 9.
Isaac’s mum Nancyi told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “This is one of my proudest mum moments.
“He did this all by himself and he was revising all of the time.
“His hard work has really paid off and we couldn’t be prouder.”
Louise Knight, 16, got four A*s, four As and two grade 9s and a grade 8.
Louise said: “I’m so glad it’s over, I’ve been so stressed waiting for these results.
“But now I have them, I am really proud of myself.
“I would say to people taking them next year that you will do better than you think you did.
“It’s hard not to think negatively during the waiting period but you will do okay.”
Hamzah Hussain achieved four A*s, three As, one B and grades 7, 8 and 9.
Joshua Wardle opened his results to discover four A*s, three As, a grade 9 and two grade 8s.
Other top achievers included Louise Avery, Alex Baxter, Tawsif Chowdhury, Jasmine Gaydon, Becci Harrison and William Stringer.
Headteacher Mr Peter Brown said: “This group of students has not only had to work extremely hard for all their GCSE and BTEC qualifications, but they have also had the added uncertainty of being the first cohort to take the new style GCSE exams in maths and English.
“We are very proud of their efforts and of their achievements.
“I am also proud of our excellent team of teaching and support staff at the school who have supported the students so well over the past three years.
“Together with parental support, the students have been very well prepared to meet the demands of an increasingly challenging examinations system.”
Mr Brown added: “The increasingly challenging nature of the GCSE examination system has created a lot of extra work and pressure for students and staff alike.
“I hope that the demands of the new system and the new 9-1 grades achieved by students will be well communicated beyond schools, for example to employers and universities, so that the efforts and achievements of students can be fully recognised and celebrated when they leave school.”
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