GCSE Results Day 2018: aspiring actress from Newham’s Education Links gains grade 6 in drama

PUBLISHED: 15:51 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 23 August 2018

Coral Senior (right) with Samantha Munroe, who has been mentoring students at Education Links for more than 10 years. Picture: Education Links

Coral Senior (right) with Samantha Munroe, who has been mentoring students at Education Links for more than 10 years. Picture: Education Links


An aspiring actress took one step closer to her dream after achieving a grade 6 – equivalent to a B – in GCSE drama.

Coral Senior, who studied at Education Links, which has campuses in Stratford, Plaistow, and East Ham, gained 5 GCSEs, despite previously being at risk of leaving education with none.

The 16-year-old will be going on to study at Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow in September.

Education Links entered 12 pupils for their GCSEs this year, with 89 per cent achieving A* to G grades.

Principal Sandy Davies praised 16-year-old student Ruby Mirza, who gained 6 GCSEs at higher grades.

She said: “She has worked so hard to overcome the difficulties in education that she experienced.

“We are all so proud of her – the hard work has paid off.”

Education Links also supports pupils who are entered for their GCSEs at other institutions, all of whom are at risk of leaving school with no qualifications.

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