Success stories at Urswick School
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There were plenty of success stories at Ursqick school today as the students celebrated an encouraging 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.
- 1 Guilty: Man lured 2 young girls into garage and sexually abused them
- 2 Patrick Anzy: Three men jailed following Gillett Square murder
- 3 Boy, 15, charged with attempted murder of woman out riding bike
- 4 Police officer sacked for 'turning blind eye’ to criminal husband
- 5 Inside east London's new £30m Olympic-size ice centre
- 6 Hackney woman in court over 'chasing down' BBC journalist at lockdown rally
- 7 Boy charged with 3 offences after series of Hackney Marshes sex assaults
- 8 Police launch probe into Stamford Hill flat blaze
- 9 Boy, 16, in custody after spate of sexual assaults in Hackney Marshes
- 10 8 charged after drugs raids in Hackney and Tower Hamlets
“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.”