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Success stories at Urswick School

PUBLISHED: 17:30 25 August 2016

Urswick head girl Vanessa Lee with her results

Urswick head girl Vanessa Lee with her results

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There were plenty of success stories at Ursqick school today as the students celebrated an encouraging set of results.

Student Nezihe Yay shows off her impressive set of results Student Nezihe Yay shows off her impressive set of results

43 percent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades (including English and maths), with several students reflecting on some very impressive grades.

One of these was head girl Vanessa Lee, who secured herself nine GCSEs graded A* or A among her 11 GCSEs.

“I’ve been worrying about today all through the summer holidays but seeing my results today has proved to me that hard work pays off. I spent a lot of time revising and stopped watching television, using my mobile phone and looking at social media and it definitely worked,” she said.

Another to excel was Nezihe Yay, who also managed nine A* and A grades. She’ll now go on to study maths, history, french and philosophy, religion & ethics at A-level.

This year the government guidelines on results was changed again, and headmaster Richard Brown was left to reflect on this:

“The government is constantly moving the goal posts,” he said.

“On some measures our results are slightly down but for the first time in the school’s history every student has achieved five or more A* to G grades. I am very proud of this year group who worked exceptionally hard to achieve these successes.”

And it wasn’t just the students that were making headlines.

On such a hot day, many of the students were feeliung the heat, especially when coupled with collecting their results.

Luckily philanthropist Christiana Imafidon, who is hoping to raise £5000 for the RNLI by drinking water with meals for 90 days, was on hand to give out free bottles of water to the students who showed up.

“I think results day is one of the most testing times in the entire school calendar,” she said.

“I’m drinking water with meals and have done for 76 days straight and it is incredibly calming and keeps you relaxed. I just wanted to pass this onto the Year 11s who are understandably very anxious right now.”

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