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GCSE results: Everest climbing high
Buy this photo » Courtney Dawber with headteacher Julie Rose
THERE was a real buzz at Everest Community Academy.
And principal Julie Rose could scarcely contain her excitement with this year’s results.
“These are our best results ever,” she enthused. “I’m delighted that so many students have done well. Our mission statement is to make our best better next year, so next year’s results will continue the drive upwards.”
She said the results were a real testimony to the dedication and hard work of the students and staff at the college in Oxford Way, Popley.
The school’s overall five or more A* to C results was 82 per cent, up 25 points on last year.
Grades A* to C, including English and maths leaped to 53 per cent – up 19 percentage points on last year.
The academy’s star student this year was Sola Efuwape. The 16-year-old from Malta Close, Popley earned the equivalent of 15 A* to C grades and was the highest achiever in her year.
On opening her envelop her reaction was: “Oh my God – thank you Jesus.” She was especially pleased with her science grades, as they have got her onto a biology course at Queen Mary’s College.
“I worked hard revising and didn’t go out much. I just wanted to make my mum and dad proud,” explained Sola, whose long term goal is to become a sports physiotherapist.
Talented 16-year-old twins Hayden and Ryan Johns, from Houghton Square, in Sherfield-on-Loddon, were clearly chuffed with their results.
Hayden earned an A* in art, along with four As, four Bs and two Cs. He is hoping to go to QMC and eventually follow a career in marketing.
Ryan gained four As, four Bs and three Cs and is off to Sparsholt College, near Winchester, where he will study animal management.
Spardha Kumar, of Barrington Drive, in Popley, earned an impressive seven As and five Bs.
The bubbly 16-year-old said: “I was overjoyed – I was shocked at first and when I phoned my mum she screamed and my dad is over the moon.”
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