GCSE results: Smiles all round at Ark Helenswood Academy

Many students were pleased after 62 per cent gained at least five A*-Cs.
Many students were pleased after 62 per cent gained at least five A*-Cs.

It was a great day for Ark Helenswood Academy as 62 per cent of students received five or more A*-Cs in their GCSE results yesterday.

That’s an increase of 11 points from last year when just over half of students made that goal.

Ella Rudge got two A*s and seven As.

Ella Rudge got two A*s and seven As.

Students can breathe a sigh of relief after months of eagerly waiting for their results.

Hira Husain is celebrating after getting two A*s and eight As and thanked his teachers for all of their help.

“I’m so happy, all the hard work paid off. I’m in shock, I did a lot better than I expected. I didn’t even expect to pass History, let alone get an A,” she said.

“The revision classes really helped, and the teachers were brilliant. They were so supportive. I just want to go and thank them all now.

GCSEs at Helenswood Academy. SUS-150820-113918001

GCSEs at Helenswood Academy. SUS-150820-113918001

“I’m going on to study biology, chemistry, maths and Spanish A level at Ark Sixth Form East Sussex.”

Hira’s whole family was at school to celebrate her results and her grandmother Ms Ali said: “I’m very proud, she has worked so hard, and the teachers have been marvellous. It’s the best school ever.”

Academy principal Lucy Monk was proud of the student’s successes and believed the hard work of both the pupils and teachers paid off.

“Our students and staff together have worked very hard to achieve these results- they represent a significant improvement for Helenswood Academy,” she said.

GCSEs at Helenswood Academy.'Emily Whiteman and Mia Page. SUS-150820-113808001

GCSEs at Helenswood Academy.'Emily Whiteman and Mia Page. SUS-150820-113808001

“We’re very proud of what we have accomplished as a school and as a community.”

Sophie West was also delighted with her results getting six A*s and four As in her GCSES.

“I’m very happy, particularly with maths. The teachers here are supportive and very nice, I learn a lot better when the teachers are supportive,” she said.

Bethany Streeter was also pleased after getting two A*s, six As and a B and now hopes to become a primary school teacher.

Sasha Lloyd-Briscoe did fantastically well, securing four A*s and seven As, as did Ella Rudge who got two A*s and seven As.

“These results make me want to stay her for sixth form,” Ella said.

“If I can get these results with these teachers, which I wasn’t expecting, then I know I can succeed at sixth form.

“The teachers invest so much time in you. I thought I’d fail English! I want to study biochemistry.”

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