GCSE results 2017: Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 12:24 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:28 24 August 2017
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Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn Garden City was a hive of activity this morning as nervous teenagers excitedly opened envelopes containing their GCSE results.
Satvika Sinha, 16, was thrilled with his grades.
The high-flyer was the only one to achieve a 9 in maths in the whole school.
He also achieved a 6, 7, three A*s, two As and three Bs.
Satvika said: “It was good opening my results.
“I was very happy with them.
“I’m going to do maths and three sciences at A-level.”
Mollie Hall, 16, said: “I was a bit nervous this morning.
“Once I opened them it was good.
“I got better than expected.”
Mollie achieved 8s in maths and English literature, a 6 in English language, six As and two Bs.
She said: “I’m hoping to do maths, law and PE at A-level.”
Her mum Karen Hall said: “I’m over the moon.
“I’m really proud.”
Lily-Beth McNally, 16, received 6s in English literature and language, plus a 5 in maths.
She also got six As, one A* and a B.
Lily-Beth said: “I’m really happy.
“I was shocked when I read my results.
“I’m going on to do drama, geography and psychology.”
Lauren O’Donnell, 16, gained a 5 in maths, 7 in English language and a 5 in literature.
She also achieved two Bs, three Cs and two Ds.
Lauren said: “It was really scary opening my results.
“I got more or less what my predicted grades were.”
Her mum Debbie O’Donnell said: “I’ve very proud.
“She has worked really, really hard.
“Since Mr Whelan joined the school, all the grades have increased and that’s due to the commitment of the staff and children as well.”
Headteacher Jed Whelan spoke proudly of one pupil in particular, Regan Carolan.
Mr Whelan said: “I have been teaching for 30 years, but I have never met a more mature student than Regan.
“He runs our sports leaders programme and he has a fantastic set of results.”
Regan achieved 8s in English language and literature, a 5 in maths, one A*, three As, three Bs and one C.
Regan said: “I’m really chuffed.
“It’s a really good surprise and good to get the stress and panic over!”
Regan is going into sixth form to study law, PE and business.
Charlotte Ingrey, 16, achieved 8 in English language, six in English literature and a five in maths.
She also gained three As, three Bs and one C.
She said: “It’s a relief.
“I’m so proud.
“It all turned out OK in the end.”
Her mum Sam said: “I’m ecstatic.
“She has worked so hard.
“She always makes me proud and she did it all on her own.
“She’s never needed any help.”
Charlotte will be studying double drama.
Trisha Ajesh received 7 A grades, three 7s, and one B.
Anna Fuller got 2 A*s, 5 As, two 8s, one 7 and one B.
Nathan Hill took home 5 As, two 7s, one 6, two Bs and one C.
Lily-Beth McNally achieved one A*, six As, two 6s, one 5 and one B.
Mr Whelan said: “Our students have risen to the challenge and have produced impressive results in the new GCSE exams.
“Year 11 students are the first cohort to face the tougher English and maths GCSE curriculums introduced in September 2015.
“The two subjects are the first to crossover to the nine-to-one grading scale, replacing the A*-G system which is being phased out over four years.
“We are delighted for our students who have worked so hard to achieve wonderful grades.
“Students have every right to be proud of their achievements.
“I would like to praise the staff of the school who are always prepared to go that extra mile to help students and have seen their efforts and dedication rewarded in the happy faces of our students.
“We also acknowledge the support given to the students and the school by their parents and carers. The results are a culmination of great deal of teamwork.”
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