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GCSE results day 2018: Students celebrate success at Stamford Hill’s Our Lady’s High School

PUBLISHED: 12:28 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 23 August 2018

Joy Adeogun, Emma Owens, Ameerah Amushan and Marie-Eunice Kouassi. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High School

Joy Adeogun, Emma Owens, Ameerah Amushan and Marie-Eunice Kouassi. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High School

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It was tears of joy at Our Lady’s High School in Stamford Hill this morning as students celebrated their GCSE results.

Faith Babatunde was over the moon with her results. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High SchoolFaith Babatunde was over the moon with her results. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High School

The Gazette dropped by the Amhurst Park school to speak to the youngsters about their success and plans for the future.

Faith Babatunde couldn’t believe her grades when she opened the envelope this morning. Having missed about one fifth of the year through a medical condition, Faith was over the moon when she saw three 9s, three 8s, two 7s and an A in Mandarin.

“I thought I was going to do really badly,” she said. “Especially in science. I don’t think I could believe it and I felt like I was going to cry.”

Faith, who collected her results with her proud sister, is now planning on doing chemistry, biology, physics and psychology A-levels and wants to work in medicine.

Katie McCaughey celebrates with a friend. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High SchoolKatie McCaughey celebrates with a friend. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High School

Katie McCoughey was also celebrating after getting six 9s, an 8 and a 7.

“I thought I was going to get a 4 for maths, but I got a 7,” she said. “My family are really happy and we’re going to go out to celebrate.”

Beauty Odeyemi was pleased with her results, particularly the A in Mandarin. She is going on to study computing, geography and business.

Marie-Eunice Kouassi came over from the Ivory Coast in Year 5, and now has three 9s, three 8s one A and two 7s to her name.

Beauty Odeyemi with her results. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High SchoolBeauty Odeyemi with her results. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High School

Meanwhile Joy Adeogun, who has worked at the Hackney Empire, had her hopes of going to Cambridge to study drama boosted with her two A*s, an A, three 9s, three 8s and a 7.

And Emma Owens, who had terrible luck and was struck down with chicken pox three days before her first exam, came through to get two 9s, four 8s, two 7s and a 6.

“I didn’t expect it!” she told the Gazette. “I was so shocked I started crying and had to ring my mum, and then she started crying.

“I had to do my first week of exams in a room on my own but then I was allowed back in with the others. I’m going to go out with my family to celebrate.”

Emma Owens with her results. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High SchoolEmma Owens with her results. Picture: Our Lady's Convent High School

Do you know anyone who has an amazing exams story? Contact the Gazette on 020 7433 0104 or email sam.gelder@archant.co.uk

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