Star schools and pupils celebrate GCSE successes
Across the country, our pupils and staff are celebrating their GCSE achievements after a year of unprecedented challenges.
GCSE exams were cancelled this year after the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of schools across the country. For the class of 2020, results day was a little different for pupils but, despite recent uncertainty, pupils and teachers across our schools still had much to celebrate.
Read a round-up of the celebrations and triumphs across our schools below. Follow our Twitter account for updates and photos of some the highlights.
|Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College||
TIGHS is celebrating another exceptional year of GCSE results where 88% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
Munira Khanjra achieved the top grade 9 in all thirteen subjects. The talented pupil be going on to study A Levels in Psychology, Chemistry, Biology and Sociology at TIGHS 6th Form.
|Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School||
TIBHS also has a great deal to celebrate after its pupils achieved an outstanding set of results.
Muhammad Sadik Patel, who achieved the top grade 9 in nine subjects, was one of a number of high-performers at the school. He said; ‘I’ve worked really hard for these grades over the last few years and I am so glad that my hardwork has been recognised. The teachers at my school have very high expectations and I always knew that they would help me get to the next level’.
|Bay Leadership Academy||
High-performers at Bay Leadership Academy include Alexander Williams, Megan Holmes and Kieran Gallagher, who all secured the grades needed to take the next steps in their education which will help them pursue their dream careers in music, law and engineering.
|Highfield Leadership Academy||
Pupils’ success stories at Highfield Leadership Academy include Jordan Hubbard, who achieved an outstanding set of grades, hardworking triplets Israa, Afaf and Fajer Harrak, who have all been offered a place at Rossall School Sixth Form and Amy Harrison who, earlier this year, was awarded Pupil of the Year in Star Academies’ inaugural Star Awards.
|Eden Boys’ School, Preston||
Pupils at Eden Boys’ School, Preston excelled once again in their GCSEs. Star-performers included Ebrahim Gangat, Yusuf Bapu, Hasanat Khan and Rafee Chowdhury who all achieved six or more grade 9s. All plan to continue their education by taking A-Levels.
|The Valley Leadership Academy||
The Valley Leadership Academy celebrated its first set of GCSE results since joining Star Academies in 2019. Teachers praised the pupils for their hard work and commitment, including Head Girl Lizzie Mawson and Head Boy Kalumn Ridgway who both secured a set of top grades.
|Eden Boys’ School, Bolton||
Diligent pupil Yahya Ali, who has consistently performed at the highest level throughout his five years at Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, achieved an exceptional set of GCSE results. Yahya was awarded 11 grade 9s – the highest grade – and one grade 8.
|Laisterdyke Leadership Academy||
One of the school’s high-flying pupils at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy was Tasbeehia Saha who achieved a phenomenal set of GCSE results, including three grade 9s – the highest possible grade – and five grade 8s. Following her five years at Laisterdyke, Tasbeehia plans to study Sciences and Maths at a local college where she also hopes to join the Oxbridge programme.
|Tong Leadership Academy||
Dan Styles, Principal at Tong Leadership Academy, praised the pupils who he said had achieved extraordinary results in spite of the challenges they faced. He said: “I am incredibly proud of all of our pupils and congratulate them for their hard-work and effort over the year. We wish the Class of 2020 every success for the future and look forward to hearing about their future triumphs as they continue their education and start their career journeys.”
|Eden Girls’ School, Coventry||
Pupils at Eden Girls’ School, Coventry are celebrating a year of excellent GCSE results which, for some, represented a real triumph over adversity. Aaminah Rashid’s outstanding grades of four 9s and five 8s were the result of an exceptional work ethic and talent, but for Aaminah, her results were particularly hard-won as at the age of just 12 years old, the young pupil became the sole carer to her mother who had fallen seriously ill.
|Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham||
Numerous examples of outstanding achievement at Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham include Salmaan Yehia who achieved the highest possible grades in all eleven of his subjects. He achieved nine grade 9s and two Distinction*s. Salmaan plans to study A-levels in Maths and the Sciences, which will enable him to study Medicine and fulfil his ultimate ambition of becoming a doctor.
|Small Heath Leadership Academy||
Despite the recent challenges, pupils at Small Heath Leadership Academy had a great deal to celebrate. The Academy’s high-performing pupils included Abdurazaaq and Laila, who achieved eight and seven grade 9s respectively. Abdurazaaq reflected: “I’m over the moon to see such amazing results and I’m looking forward to what’s to come in the future.”
|Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham||
Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham celebrated its first set of GCSE results since opening in September 2019. Two of the Academy’s top performers, Lujzhane Amin and Alina Iqbal, each achieved seven or more grade 9s. Both girls took a step closer to their dreams of studying Medicine at university and will now take A levels in Science and Mathematics.
|Eden Girls’ School, Slough||
Pupils at Eden Girls’ School, Slough were on cloud nine after receiving their results, with many pupils achieving multiple grade 9s. Star pupil Amira A. secured a grade 9 in ten subjects along with one grade 8. Another high performer was Bilquis A. who achieved the top grade 9 in eight subjects.
|Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest||
Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest pupils achieved outstanding results once again. For Khadija Hussain, her results were particularly meaningful as she overcame significant personal challenges to succeed academically. The pupil, who is registered Severely Sight Impaired, achieved six grade 6s, two grade 5s and one grade 4, and now intends to study A-Levels in Maths, English and Business Studies.
Added By: Star Academies | Date Added: 21st Aug 2020 | Posted In: Latest News