GCSE results 2017: Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:24 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:28 24 August 2017

Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Jed Whelan with pupil Satvika Sinha and his GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Jed Whelan with pupil Satvika Sinha and his GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

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.

Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Jed Whelan, pupil Mollie Hall and her mum Karen with her GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Jed Whelan, pupil Mollie Hall and her mum Karen with her GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Pupils Chloe Hough (2nd left) and Lauren O'Donnell (right) with their family and GCSE results at Sir Frederic Osborn School. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils Chloe Hough (2nd left) and Lauren O'Donnell (right) with their family and GCSE results at Sir Frederic Osborn School. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Sir Frederic Osborn School pupils Georgina Docherty, Rhianna Smith, Adrian Aguilar, Cinzia Billson, Lily -Beth McNally and Charlotte Ingrey with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Sir Frederic Osborn School pupils Georgina Docherty, Rhianna Smith, Adrian Aguilar, Cinzia Billson, Lily -Beth McNally and Charlotte Ingrey with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Jed Whelan with pupil Regan Carolan and his GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Jed Whelan with pupil Regan Carolan and his GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.”

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“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.”

• For more GCSE results day news, visit our Education section at www.whtimes.co.uk/news/education

Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

More news stories

15 minutes ago

A government body charged with improving the country’s housing stock has built over 80 affordable homes in Welwyn Hatfield.

Pupils in Panshanger have hit the nail on the head with their prize-winning language project.

An award-winning sculptor will donate some of his work to Welwyn as a tribute to the area’s Vincent Van Gogh links.

This week’s Pet of the Week is reliable old tabby Bella, who lives with avid Welwyn Hatfield Times readers Chetna and Devi Jankowicz.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards