Published: 00:00, 25 August 2016 |
Updated: 16:51, 25 August 2016
Today is a big day for all those who received their GCSE results.
Across Deal, Dover and Sandwich, schools opened up their doors to welcome the pupils back and many have seen a brilliant set of grades.
Goodwin Academy in Deal has seen some brilliant results from its GCSE pupils, some of which will now go on to be the next generation of lawyers, doctors, and nurses.
She said: “I’m really pleased. I just really like history. I’m going to stay here for sixth form and go to university in the end.
“Some of the exams were hard but some of them were quite easy as I revised quite a lot.”
Bonnie Price, 16, received an A* in English literature, A in media, C in additional science, B in core science, B in history, B in art, C in maths and a B in English language.
She said: “I don’t know what I want to be. I just know that I like English.”
Kelsey Coe, 16, was overwhelmed with her brilliant results after getting As in English language, maths, graphics and health and social, a B in science, and a C in English literature.
She said: “I wasn’t expecting such great results. I’m going to sixth form now to study science, biology, health and social and sociology.
“I want to go into medicine as a paramedic in the Royal Navy. I’ve always loved the sea and travelling and I can do that while also helping people in a different way.”
The medicine profession was popular with the many other the pupils at the former Castle Community College.
Maddie Hogben, whose mum is a nurse, said she also wants to go on and do nursing.
The 16-year-old gained seven A to C grades, with two As in English language and history.
She will now study history, psychology and biology at A-level.
She said: “I want to do nursing. I think I just like looking after people and I think it would be a good career.”
Rosie Holt, 16, received three As, three Bs and two Cs, with the As in health and social, English language and history.
She said: “I’m very pleased. I’ll be able to go on to sixth form and hopefully university. I want to be a children’s nurse.
“My auntie is a children’s nurse and I like learning all about the processes of the body and what goes on inside.”
She will study health and social, sociology and media at sixth form.
Student Celine Rai was delighted with her 10 GCSE grades, with 6 A*s and 4 As, Chloe Little gained 4 A* s and 2 As and Rimsa Rai achieved 1 A* and 7 As. The excellent results mean nine students have been offered academic scholarships to study A Levels at the school.
Chris Russell, the school’s Executive Principal and Commandant, said: “I am thrilled for our extraordinary students who have done so well and opened doors for their future. Many of them have had a hugely disrupted education, attending very many schools before arriving at DOYRMS. They have embodied the spirit of this unique and iconic school. I am very proud of them.
“The results are testament to the school’s vision of focusing on the development of the whole person by prioritising academic achievement alongside the development of leadership, character and resilience. The mix of sport, Combined Cadet Force, Ceremonial, Duke of Edinburgh, adventure training and the Arts continue to remain at the heart of the School.”
Dover Grammar School for Girls’s stellar GSCE results confirm it as the top performing secondary school in the district.
A fantastic 45% of all results were at the top grades of A* and A, with 49 students gaining five or more A*/A grades including the top grades in English and Maths.
Head teacher Matthew Bartlett said: “We are delighted, not least because this follows swiftly on from our A-level results where we were the top school in East Kent according to the Daily Telegraph.”
Individual successes were many but 12 students achieved in excess of seven straight A* grades with two students breaking all records by achieving 12 A* grades.
They were Shannon Ryan and Olivia Dodge.
Miss Dodge was particularly overjoyed because she had not been predicted to do so well.
She said: “My results have exceeded my predictions and I’m looking forward to staying on here to do A-levels in maths, chemistry, physics and art.”
Kirsten Hayes was another success story. She achieved nine A*s and two As.
Sydney Humphreys collected her results with her mum, Claire, and was delighted to gain As in French, German, science and additional science.
She said: “I was very nervous but once I got here the teachers made it all OK.”
She will remain at the school to study a levels in French, geography, English and psychology.
Natasha Brown wasted no time in calling her family to tell them about her three As, seven Bs and one C.
She said: “I felt sick beforehand but I’ve done better than I thought I had.”
Mr Bartlett added: “We offer our heartfelt congratulations to all our students and thanks to all colleagues and parents who have supported these talented young people.
“We now have started preparations to ensure these successes continue into next year and beyond.”
St Edmund’s RC School in Dover reported its best GCSE results ever.
A total 53% of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths and 56% gained at least English and maths.
Pupils getting 12 A*to C grades were Sally Wood, Wiktoria Sikorska , Amy Biggs, Sarah Becker, Cae Sheaff and Marley Sparkes.
Marley said: “Five of my grades were C and five were Bs. I feel I could have done better and while I got an A in maths I’m gutted that it wasn’t an A*. But I am still quite proud.”
Sally that morning at first found she had six As and two Bs and was waiting to hear if one exam would be remarked, which could earn her a seventh A.
She admitted that she was at first nervous about opening the results envelope. She said: “I didn’t think I would pass maths, which is what I need and so it was a bit scary. But I obviously passed.”
She is now seeking a place at a grammar school sixth form.
Amy Biggs was stunned by her results. She said; “I got an A*, an A and seven B. I can hardly speak, I’m so happy. All that hard work has paid off.”
Those getting 11 A* to C grades were Jade Nunn, Rojer Mathew Matthew Birch, Xander Finnis, Gemma Shirt , Megan Wickendon and Anna Lyons.
Pupils gaining 10 A* to C grades were Rithika Nalli , Ross Manning, Bridie Jackson, Talia Browne and Caitlin Smith.
Ross said: “I got Bs across the board. I am pleased with these results. I was hard work and I am going to Canterbury College”
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