Students celebrate Walworth Academy GCSE results
Thursday 17 September 2015
Walworth Academy students have been celebrating their GCSE successes.
Overall 48% of students received the benchmark result of 5 GCSEs from A*-C, including English and Maths. 25% of students received grades of A*-B on 5 GCSEs, representing an 8% improvement on last year. Additionally, there was a 7 point improvement in the numbers of students getting the EBacc (a basket of at least 5 academic subjects) – up to 30%.
Students who are celebrating at Walworth Academy include:
Nejat Fikret, received 1A, 7Bs and a C which represent a huge personal success: “Only three members of my family have gone to university and only one of them did what he really wanted to do. I want to change that and I’ve learned at Walworth Academy that GCSEs are what will open my path into higher education and the career I want.”
“The school has given me everything I need. They gave me opportunities. They gave me clubs after school. They gave me great teachers and great after-school clubs, like debating and creative writing, which have been fantastic for me.”
15-year-old Lilly Lu-zheng is aiming high after finishing her GCSEs at Walworth Academy. Lily achieved 2A*s, 2As and 5Bs and is hoping these results will help her achieve her overall goal of studying a maths-based subject at a top Russell Group university: “I really like working with numbers, because they’re so straightforward. Words have to be understood and interpreted in a bigger way, but numbers are just much clearer for me.
Lilly says that the teaching she received at Walworth has helped her achieve her goals: “The school has really high expectations of all its students, which was really helpful and made me push myself for the best grades.”
Steeve Senyo who achieved 4As and 4Bs, has set his sights high: “I’m planning to come back to Walworth to study for my A levels and I want to apply to study Medicine at Cambridge.
“I’ve known people from Walworth who’ve gone on to Oxford and Cambridge, so I know that it’s possible if you work hard for it.
The teachers here make a point of getting to know each student and their strengths and weaknesses so they can really get the best out of them.
“That’s why I’m coming back to Walworth for sixth form – I know that if I stay here I will be able to get the help that I need and that is going to be vital to help me achieve my goals.”